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Old 01-31-2013, 11:56 AM   #11
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Yeah definitely. !!!!!! : )
That is too much, I think, although I don't know anything about demerera sugar. For carbonating a five gallon batch (50+ 12 oz bottles) I only use 2/3 cup white sugar dissolved in 2 cups of water.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:36 PM   #12
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1teaspoon per bottle?
Yah I reread the instructions and it said level teaspoon. I'm pretty sure I used the biggest teaspoon I had and heaped it. Ah well I'll learn some day
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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The bottles are now gassed and in a cooler place in the house. So fingers crossed. Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it, makes all the difference having a good answer. Cheers

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Why not prime the entire batch instead of one bottle at a time??

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:01 PM   #15
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That's a good point I go straight from primary into bottles I don't want to stir up sediment or yeast and I dong have a secondary container. It's only my second brew so I'm finding my feet.

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Do you not have a bottling bucket with a spigot, if not get one. Once you rack from the primary to that bucket you'll then stir in the priming sugar.

I know my LHBS has buckets for under $20

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Yah I reread the instructions and it said level teaspoon. I'm pretty sure I used the biggest teaspoon I had and heaped it. Ah well I'll learn some day
I think they mean level 'teaspoon' as in not heaping on the kitchen measurement device, not 'teaspoon' grab a spoon and fill it up level.

Properly measured 1 tsp per swing top does not seem like too much. 48 tsp = 1 cup, so that's only slighly over-carbed in a 12 oz bottle. We're talking 22 oz bottle here.

Are you sure fermentation was done when you bottled?
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Pretty sure fermentation was finished. 17oz bottles for a heaped teaspoon. Far too much lol. So should I release the gas every once in a while do u think

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Do you not have a bottling bucket with a spigot, if not get one. Once you rack from the primary to that bucket you'll then stir in the priming sugar.

I know my LHBS has buckets for under $20
I shall invest seems like more sterilising and cleaning. I was previously using carb drops
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Pretty sure fermentation was finished.
Based on?
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