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Old 05-31-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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ok guys normal i just keg my beer but i only have two 5 gallon kegs and i made 3 batches of beer.. pluse the batch of beer i made is a 7gallon batch but after i transfer it and with the loss i had from the beer exploding i figure i will have about 6 gallons...

now how much sugar do i use ? now i really like my beer well carbonated .... oh and the type of beer is a belgian wheat with agava in it..

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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I use Tasty's calculator to determine the amount of priming sugar when bottling. When priming a keg, I use 1/4 of a cup of table sugar for English ales (less carbonated), or 1/3 of table sugar for American and Belgian ales (more carbonated). Sometimes, when I have too much beer to rack it to a keg, I bottle just a few bottles and use single priming drops from Coopers.

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i remember about a year ago there was a chart that i saw that showed the amount of co2 , and i wanted to go with the highest lvl amount of co2...does anybody know this chart im think of

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I use 3/4 cup of table sugar for a 5 gallon batch (actually 4.5 gallons or so). I actually don't like too much carbonation, you probably could use a full cup but I don't know when you start risking bottle bombs.

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I use Tasty's calculator to determine the amount of priming sugar when bottling. When priming a keg, I use 1/4 of a cup of table sugar for English ales (less carbonated), or 1/3 of table sugar for American and Belgian ales (more carbonated). Sometimes, when I have too much beer to rack it to a keg, I bottle just a few bottles and use single priming drops from Coopers.
+1 for the tasty brew calc. Much better and more accurate than just measuring a set amount.
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oh when i boil the sugar in water .. how much water should i use?

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oh when i boil the sugar in water .. how much water should i use?
I like to use 1 ounce of corn sugar (by weight) per finished gallonf of beer for most of my well carbed beers. The amount of water doesn't matter- usually two cups is enough to dissolve all of the sugar well and not be too thick.
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I like to use 1 ounce of corn sugar (by weight) per finished gallonf of beer for most of my well carbed beers. The amount of water doesn't matter- usually two cups is enough to dissolve all of the sugar well and not be too thick.
Great point here. Get a digital scale and weigh the priming sugar.
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After the fermintation. How do you know how much wort/beer you have to bottle? I'm brewing a 5gal batch. Once I rack it into my bottling bucket I expect less. What confuses me is that people are putting the sugar in first them racking the wort. I understand oxidation. Mind you I'm using a glass carboy primary. My BB has the gallon mesuments.

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The amount you lose is really not that much, maybe 6oz. It's not enough to affect your measurements really.

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