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Old 02-16-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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History of my dilemma:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/bott...-sugar-162924/

so my LHBS didn't have the coopers. instead, they had the muntons carb drops. Per instruction I added 4 per 12 oz bottle. My issue is I've read mediocre reviews regarding muntons leaving floaters and such. Is there anything I can do in the next few weeks to eliminate that issue? Also, I added the drops by hand but made sure my hands were clean and kept resanitizing them...is that ok?

Anywho, picked up an Imperial Blonde Ale today for my second brew this weekend

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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4 per bottle? thats what the instructions said? when i used them i just used one per 12oz and they were a lil over carbonated...

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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4 per bottle? thats what the instructions said? when i used them i just used one per 12oz and they were a lil over carbonated...
you sure it was muntons? I know coopers is one per bottle
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actually, i think i just went against the directions and added 1. but yea i got floaties also... it happened to me again and i just used 1/4 tsp of table sugar per bottle...

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:32 PM   #5
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eh...well, I'm wondering if I go in the room every couple of days and swirl the bottles if that'll help break them apart more. I don't know. First batch has gone without much of a hitch so far and I want it to turn out well. any tips for these munton drops would be appreciated.

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eh...well, I'm wondering if I go in the room every couple of days and swirl the bottles if that'll help break them apart more.
I've only used these once and it was only because I did the same thing you did and didn't add enough sugar. Swirling them around may help with the floats, but i doubt it. Also(someone correct me if i'm wrong) I would think that swirling the bottles around would get the settled yeast suspended in the beer again meaning you would have to let them condition longer or have a hazy beer...
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I've only used these once and it was only because I did the same thing you did and didn't add enough sugar. Swirling them around may help with the floats, but i doubt it. Also(someone correct me if i'm wrong) I would think that swirling the bottles around would get the settled yeast suspended in the beer again meaning you would have to let them condition longer or have a hazy beer...
Yeah, I see your point. putting the bottles in the fridge a day or so before opening may help alleviate that issue, though. just hoping the tabs disintegrate enough to not have these floaties.
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I have a question, because i have never used these. Are they just sugar that the yeast consumes or does the tab itself emmit the Co2?

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It's basically sugar for the yeast to feed on and that creates the CO2

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Are they just sugar that the yeast consumes or does the tab itself emmit the Co2?
I think muntons are like a mix of sugar, DME and something that give the beer extra head. coopers are just sugar.
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