Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Priming question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
RandyAB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Foothills of Alberta, Alberta
Posts: 152
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Priming question

I'm just about to brew my first batch.

From what I have read before bottling, the preferred method of priming the beer for carbonation is to add sugar or malt to the fermented beer and then bottle. I take it however that you are not supposed to stir it. In my mind that is not going to give good distribution of the sugar. How is this step to be done??

__________________
RandyAB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2010, 01:57 AM   #2
beninan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangor, Maine
Posts: 995
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts

Default

You do stir, just not violently as to cause oxidation.

__________________

"Stop giving me credit for those stupid quotes! For that last time it wasn't me! STFU NOOB!" <-- Benjamin Franklin

beninan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2010, 02:00 AM   #3
bad67z
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad67z's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,888
Liked 107 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Boil two cups(sorry non metric) of water, and dissolve sugar/dme in to it. Place mixture in your bottling bucket, then put fermented beer in. Be careful not to splash (add oxygen).

__________________
bad67z is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2010, 02:01 AM   #4
avidhomebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,552
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts

Default

Or, another alternative would be to boil the appropriate amount of priming sugar/malt (dme) in water, transfer that to your bottling bucket, then start siphoning the fermented beer on top of that. The action of siphoning will stir it all up for you.

__________________
avidhomebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
bad67z
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bad67z's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,888
Liked 107 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Oh and welcome to the forum!

Cheers...

__________________
bad67z is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2010, 02:05 AM   #6
NewrBrwr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Windsor, CO
Posts: 20
Default

I snake my tubing around the bottom edge of the bottling bucket and after I have a couple of inches of beer flowing from the auto siphon from my fermenter I slowly pour the priming sugar mixture into it. Having the tubing around the edge causes a slow swirling of the beer and sugar which helps to mix it. I then take my (sanitized) stirring paddle and use the handle end to stir it slowly after the beer has been transferred. Using the paddle end mixes too quick for my liking.

__________________
NewrBrwr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Priming question Teufelhunden Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-18-2009 01:23 PM
Priming question DSeibel Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 04-09-2009 02:43 PM
priming question ? WheaYaAt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 09-17-2008 09:17 PM
Priming Question Noldar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 07-05-2006 01:39 AM
Priming question gonzoflick Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 06-25-2006 02:30 PM