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Old 11-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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It seems to me (in theory) that if you just racked the beer on top of the priming sugar that the first few beers you bottle will have way more carbonation than the last few bottles because the sugar mixture is all at the bottom since it wasn't mixed all the way through. Even it it says not to mix it, I would do it anyways to ensure the sugar gets mixed through the whole batch.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
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This is actually interesting, because the first two beers I sampled (perfect head and way too much head) were the very last bottles I filled. I just happened to have some beer left and had 2 extra bottles.

Could the amount of time I have the beer cooling in the fridge before drinking it have anything to do with it? This has varied from 4 hours to 12 hours.

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It seems to me (in theory) that if you just racked the beer on top of the priming sugar that the first few beers you bottle will have way more carbonation than the last few bottles because the sugar mixture is all at the bottom since it wasn't mixed all the way through. Even it it says not to mix it, I would do it anyways to ensure the sugar gets mixed through the whole batch.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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Or perhaps siphon on top of half the priming sugar, and half way add the rest?
Never tried that method but stirring gently was foolproof consistent carbonation. After I started stirring I didn't have any more issues so I didn't try any other method.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #14
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Could the amount of time I have the beer cooling in the fridge before drinking it have anything to do with it? This has varied from 4 hours to 12 hours.
If they aren't done carbing, chilling them will slow down/stop the carbonation. If you chill them before they are fully carbed, then take them out and leave them at room temp, you could have bottle bombs.

Like I said, been there done that!
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