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Old 12-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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I've brewed some woodfords nogg beer and wonder how much priming sugar to add to my pint bottles? Should I dissolve it first. Don't want it too gassy OK thanks

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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don't add it to the bottles.

boil your sugar in a cup of water, and add it to the bottling bucket. then rack the beer into it and let it all mix.

then bottle from the bottling bucket.

will yield a much better result, and not nearly as messy.

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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seems to be the easiest way.

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I think it's a good idea to gently stir it after racking to get it well mixed. I give it 100 stirs, including some vertical blending - because I feel like the sugar concentration could be stratified.

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do you count the 100 stirs?

(i give it 50, and yes i count)

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I don't stir at all and don't have any problems with un even carbonation.

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I don't stir at all and don't have any problems with un even carbonation.
yeah, but i'm an OCD home brewer.

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I've brewed some woodfords nogg beer and wonder how much priming sugar to add to my pint bottles? Should I dissolve it first. Don't want it too gassy OK thanks
I am racking from fermenter to bottling bucket with sugar boiled in water and added to bucket. I usually don't stir it in any way, just bend the cane so it pours in edge of bucket creating slow whirlpool.

To determine how much sugar to add:
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
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I've bottled my woodfords nogg beer with priming sugar. I've put the bottles in a warm place. About 18 degrees c. How long should I leave them? Thanks

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I've bottled my woodfords nogg beer with priming sugar. I've put the bottles in a warm place. About 18 degrees c. How long should I leave them? Thanks
I usually check one after a week, and they're almost always fully carbed, but they won't taste the best then. For a beer like that i'd wait at least two weeks, if not a month, before bothering to drink any. There's more to bottle conditioning than mere carbonation.
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