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Old 01-26-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Mr beer 2-2-2 rule of thumb

Mr beer suggets you 2 week ferment 2 week carb and 2 week condition .The 2 week carb is normally for table or corn sugar but if I prime with dme how long should I let it carb?

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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I'd go with 4 weeks ferm (yes patience) at LEAST 2 weeks carb, and then 10 days in the fridge.

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
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*1 4 weeks primary, skip the secondary and 3+ weeks bottle condition would be better. Patience is a B*tch.

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does it take longer to carb with dme than with corn sugar?if so how long?

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Pretty much all of my brews ferm for a month.. gives everything time to settle out and the yeast time to clean up after itself.. 2-3 weeks to carb depending on the gravity of the beer.. and I'm usually pretty happy with 24hrs in the fridge..but yes, patience is a bitch.

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does it take longer to carb with dme than with corn sugar?if so how long?
It may take slightly longer, but for the most part I would say no. If the first one you open isnt carbed, give them a few more days at room temp.
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It may take slightly longer, but for the most part I would say no. If the first one you open isnt carbed, give them a few more days at room temp.
Do you mix DME as you would corn sugar? About a cup of water and boil? What about the measurement of DME vs corn sugar?
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