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Old 10-21-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default How much sugar to put in a 500 ml bottle?

My first brew is almost ready to bottle. I have several 500 ml bottles and 710 ml bottles. How much sugar do I put in each of these bottles? .. Is there a formula?? Thanks in advance for ur help.

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Old 10-21-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Are you using a bottling bucket? It's easier to prime the entire batch, than to go bottle by bottle.

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Old 10-21-2012, 01:52 AM   #3
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No, I don't have a bottling bucket. .. So I'll be doing it bottle by bottle.

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #4
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If you don't have a bottle bucket are you racking straight from carboy or fermenting bucket into bottle? If you are and have a secondary bucket or carboy avail batch prime in one of these instead.

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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Ok.
The *general* rule of thumb is 8-10 g per liter. That works out to be a generous teaspoon (1 1/4) per 1/2L bottle. Frankly i prefer 4g per bottle a a measure because my scale does grams :-)

All of this is subject to adjustment depending on what the beer is, how you brewed it, the style, etc, etc, yada yada.

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Put a slightly generous teaspoon in each. That will (hopefully) carb at 2-2.5

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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You doing a Mr Beer kit?

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