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Old 03-13-2014, 06:49 PM   #11
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I like the Tastybrew calculator, it provides recommendations based on the style, but in the end, you can set your level of carbonation (measured in volumes of CO2) however you like.

The calculator factors in volume, fermentation temperature, and type of priming sugar used.

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Old 03-13-2014, 09:13 PM   #12
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I HATE priming calculators, and will not use one. Here's why- they have you prime 'to style'. That sounds like a good idea- but most people who buy bottled commercial beer don't drink it carbed to style- they drink it at about 2.4-2.5 volumes of c02, regardless of style. While a great cask ale is very low carbed, that's out of a cask and not a bottle and if you prime "to style" with a priming calculator, an English bitter will be totally flat. Most people don't like to drink flat beer. Conversely, some beer styles, like weizens, will be bottle bombs if you prime to style with a calculator.

I use .75 oz of priming sugar per finished gallon of beer for lower carbed beers (but still carbed) and 1 oz priming sugar per finished gallon of beer for styles like light lagers and pale ales. That's it. Easy as can be, and never a flat beer or a bottle bomb in 300ish batches of beer.
Sounds like a good approach to me! I appreciate all the responses.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:21 AM   #13
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I HATE priming calculators, and will not use one. Here's why- they have you prime 'to style'. That sounds like a good idea- but most people who buy bottled commercial beer don't drink it carbed to style- they drink it at about 2.4-2.5 volumes of c02, regardless of style. While a great cask ale is very low carbed, that's out of a cask and not a bottle and if you prime "to style" with a priming calculator, an English bitter will be totally flat. Most people don't like to drink flat beer. Conversely, some beer styles, like weizens, will be bottle bombs if you prime to style with a calculator.

I use .75 oz of priming sugar per finished gallon of beer for lower carbed beers (but still carbed) and 1 oz priming sugar per finished gallon of beer for styles like light lagers and pale ales. That's it. Easy as can be, and never a flat beer or a bottle bomb in 300ish batches of beer.
You are priming to style. Your style. I think new brewers should be exposed to the options and make their choice. Sometimes choices need to be made with experience.
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