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Old 08-24-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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I've thought about trying some carbonating drops on my next batch, thtey claim to carbonate in a week. Do they realy work that good? will they change the taste? should I use them? thats just some of the questions I have, lol.



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Old 08-24-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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Even if they did carb in a week then I think I'd still want to wait longer before I drank it.


2 - 3 weeks in the norm.



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Old 08-24-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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They carb in the same amount of time as bulk dextrose. They are convenient but don't expect miracles from tiny amounts of compressed dextrose.

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I've used them already and really didn't notice much of a difference between the drops and dextrose. One disadvantage of the drops is you need to make sure you have 1 (for a 12 ounce bottle) or 2 (for a 22) in each bottle; if you forget one, you will have flat beer. It is impossible to forget the dextrose when you make up enough to carbonate the entire batch and mix it in. I did find that they are kinda pricey compared to dextrose. My vote: go with dextrose.

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If you use them I would use Muntons because you can better contol your carbonation levels with the smaller tablets versus the one big cooper tablet. All those carbdrops are going to leave a few little floating peices in your finished beer that just won't dissolve.

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ok guys thanks, I think I'll just stick with my dextrose.



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