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Old 02-22-2012, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default How much sugar for bottling a dry irish stout?

Made a NB dry Irish stout kit and they supplied the priming sugar of .5 oz. I've heard that may be to much. Thoughts anyone.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:25 AM   #2
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Assuming 5 gallons, at near room temps, TastyBrew calls for around 2.5 oz. What size of batch are you doing?

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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Give us some numbers. 5 gallons? Fermentation/current temperature? Heck, OG and FG if you have it.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #4
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More info please. Generally my Irish stouts get 0.75 ounces of white sugar per gallon.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:36 AM   #5
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Og-1042 fg-1011, 5 gallons, and 68 deg. Temp stayed between 66-70 deg through first 2 weeks. Decide to take a reading today and came out with 1011.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:45 AM   #6
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If I need more can I just add more corn sugar or white sugar? I don't have a scale so I would have to eyeball it. Which, im not that bad at.

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:13 AM   #7
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If I need more can I just add more corn sugar or white sugar? I don't have a scale so I would have to eyeball it. Which, im not that bad at.
Any white sugar (corn, beet or cane) fine will work. Cane sugar has more energy per ounce. Eyeballing just over half cup should get you there.

Get a cheap digital scale and there are free online calculators to be more precise.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:32 AM   #8
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I'd fire away with whatever they recommend. I just did an Irish Stout kit, and added a cold coffee press. Kind of... an... awesome beer! Used all of the corn sugar they recommended... Bottles are very much good to go now.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #9
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Made a NB dry Irish stout kit and they supplied the priming sugar of .5 oz. I've heard that may be to much. Thoughts anyone.
And you didn't mean .5 oz, right?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #10
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5/8 cup of table sugar will do fine

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