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05-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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 How Much Is 1 oz?

How much is one ounce of corn sugar? I have four gallons of beer. I want to keg three and bottle one.

I plan on siphoning the three into the keg and "unnatural" carb it with CO2.

The other gallon I want to put into a bottling bucket with the sugar water and transfer to bottles.

I'm not sure I have a scale that will accurately measure 1 oz.. It is one oz per gallon for ale.. right??

So, does that equate to a tablespoon or ?? How much??

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05-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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Does your scale convert to grams? That would be the most accurate, as 1oz = 28.35 grams (according to google). You can get that right on.

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05-24-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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Im assuming he doesn't have a scale that does low weights.....
3/4 to 1cup is about 5oz. U have measuring cups right? Use a online priming calc and figure in your beer temp and vol. Of co2 you want according to your style.

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05-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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Per Palmer, 3/4 cup of corn sugar (6 fl ozs) = 4 ozs weight.

So 1 ozs = 1.5 fl ozs.

1 fl-oz = 45 ml

1 tablespoon (the one you eat with, not the serving sized spoon) holds 15 ml, so 1.5 fl-ozs is roughly 4.5 level tablespoons.

I hope something in this helps you.

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05-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #5
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I would figure at least 1/2 tsp per bottle.I used between 1/2-3/4 tsp per bottle dry before.More on the 3/4 tsp side of cornsugar. I would say 1 oz would be max for one gallon though and i would use less than that. I use 1.0-1.5 oz cane sugar. for my 15-16 bottle batches. 1.5 is too much cane sugar im finding.So i go 1.2 oz or so. I have a cheapie scale so i find it reads low somewhat inacuratley.I actually have to pull it off the scale a few times and get an average reading.
You dont have an oz pyrex measuring cup?

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05-24-2012, 12:47 AM   #6
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I did a bit of research since the post.. I should have done it prior to.. grrr.

N. British Brown Ale according to TastyBrew says I should use 0.6 oz of corn sugar.

Another brewing site I found says that there are 2 level tablespoons of dextrose per Oz.

So, if I go with the 0.6 oz / gallon for that brew, I'm looking at roughly one heaping Tablespoon for the gallon. Sure doesn't seem like much..

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05-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #7
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I would go more .75. That .6 is 3 oz per 5 gallon batch. Which i wouldnt even carb a bitter that low.

Or measure out 1/2 tsp per bottle and see what you get.Which would be close to 2 tblsp. 1.5 tblsp. at least sounds good to me.

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05-24-2012, 01:01 AM   #8
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Yep - did the same research and you are right - 2 tablespoons per oz.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/convert/measurements.html

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