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Old 02-13-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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I dont bottle, I usually make 10 gal batches and rack it into kegs. Usually there is none left over but this time I had a quart extra, which I put into a sterilized qt. mason jar. Can I make a small batch of priming sugar and add it to the jar and carb it in there? If so, how much sugar/water should I use? Any other suggestions?



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Old 02-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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If you're really keen on bottling it, I'd run down to the packy and get a couple Grolsch - drink the contents, sanitize the bottles, prime and bottle.

About a teaspoon of table sugar for the quart should be enough.

Mason jars are designed to hold a vacuum, but I'd worry about making a bomb by trying to bottle beer in them.



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Old 02-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Priming sugar calculators should let you select your volume as well as your style... dial it down to 0.25 gallons and go to town.

I'd also be leery of the mason jars.... they're designed to seal against negative pressure when the pasteurized contents cool, not positive pressure from carbonation. Surely you've still got a capper and some old caps lying around?

If you need empty bottles, PM me; I'll send you my address, you can mail me a six pack and I'll clean all that pesky craft brew out and send you back the empties.

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If you're really in a pinch soda or club soda bottles can work well too, though some leave a hell of a lingering taste.

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If you're really in a pinch soda or club soda bottles can work well too, though some leave a hell of a lingering taste.
Crash makes an excellent point, but I would be weary of the aftertaste from using those bottles. Best to use real beer bottles, swing top work great if you don't feel like buying a gross of caps.
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OK Thanks for the tips.
I have a capper and some caps that were given to me by a friend that quit HBing . I'll look up a priming calc. and figure the amount for .25 gal. Then bottle.

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Make a beef stew. /thread.

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Use the plastic soda bottles and for 16 oz. use 1/8 to scant 1/4 tsp sugar.

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Why not just put in a sanitizer jug, unprimed, and use it to cook with? I use beer in place of water in several recipes, like roast beef.

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MMMMMM using it in a stew recipe sounds like a GREAT idea! Thanks



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