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Old 03-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to bottle my first kit from northern brewer. Its a nut brown ale. In my instructions It says 2/3 cup corn sugar or 5/8 cup table sugar. In the kit is 5oz of brewer's best priming sugar. Is Brewer's best priming sugar corn sugar or table sugar? Thanks.

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Old 03-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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kit sugar is usually corn sugar and it's best to measure by weight.

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Old 03-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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I'm 99.99999% sure you have corn sugar. Corn sugar is powdery...table sugar is usually granulated.

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All the NB kits come with 5oz of corn sugar. I always opt out and buy my own. It is significantly cheaper by the pound.

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Old 03-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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If you have a scale,you could prime it to style with this calculator; http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
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Or use the NB one you can select the style you have.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/

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Tastybrew recommends 3.1oz of priming sugar. Northern Brewer recommends 4.23oz. Even if you don't have a scale, you can eyeball it in there somewhere. A scant 2/3 cup will even work in a pinch.

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they all work that way,even the tastybrew one. You select the style 1st. It also depends on the maximum for the style. What it recommends is with your temp & total volume as well. It figures in the amount of dissolved co2 there would be too.
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they all work that way,even the tastybrew one. You select the style 1st. It also depends on the maximum for the style. What it recommends is with your temp & total volume as well. It figures in the amount of dissolved co2 there would be too.
Yep I know, he might not though.......... My first CO2 calculator was a gem that I pulled off the net on a web board in the mid 1990's, it was an Aussie paper, and you had to do math.....gasp....
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Thanks guys, I do have a oz scale to that is what im going to do. As stated Im new to this and had no idea of the scale. Thanks again.

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