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Old 02-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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I have just bottled my second lager, muntons continental lager. I found my first lager to be a little flat I.e. not fizzy from the bottle.

Can anyone give me any tips to make it fizzier??

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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How are you determining the amount of priming sugar?

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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How are you determining the amount of priming sugar?
Hi, when you say priming sugar. Can I assume you mean second stage, when bottling??

If so the packet suggests 0.5 teaspoon per pint so I am doing 0.5 per 500ml bottle
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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I'd recommend picking up How To Brew by John Palmer. It has all the info you need for priming techniques and amounts for priming agents

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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A better way to do this is to see how much sugar you need for the whole batch, and add it to the bottling bucket, instead of putting a small amount in each bottle. Here's a link to where you can estimate the appropriate amount of sugar depending on style.

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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By the way, welcome to the site!

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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Hi, when you say bottling bucket. Do you mean fermenter?

Or is there a third stage of bottling that I am missing? So you syphilis from fermenter to a bucket, then add the required amount I sugar as per the link you sent, then bottle?

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Oh Jesus don't add syphilis it will be horrible. Unless you are some Mossad agent or something

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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Damn that predictable texting!!

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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Ok sorry, got that out my system. For a lot of folks Here we ferment in glass carboys. The plastic bucket fir bottling is only for gravity fed bottling, hence bottling bucket. After you finished fermenting a lager is put in a secondary and chilled for months. After that it goes to the bottling bucket and into bottles.

Are you sure it's a lager and not an ale? Because an ale should be ready to bottle

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