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Old 05-14-2010, 01:29 AM   #1
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hello so I siphoned my beer into the bottleing container. Now the directions say I should have boiled the priming sugar then pour it into the bottling container...I did the oposite. I poured the beer into the bottling jug first... could that have scrwwed things up? should I maybe siphon the priming sugar into the beer now??

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:33 AM   #2
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That's the recommended procedure so that the beer is mixed well and evenly with the priming sugar by the racking process. Just make sure you gently stir the beer after adding priming solution to it. If you don't distribute it evenly, you could get some bottles under-carbed and others over-carbed.

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:41 AM   #3
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ok now second question the kit i got calls for 5 gallons i ended with four gallons do i use all of the priming sugar it came with still or take a little off the top??

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:44 AM   #4
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use 1/5 less or you'll end up overcarbonated.

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:45 AM   #5
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Take 1/5th of the priming sugar away.

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You should use less priming sugar if you don't have the full 5 gallons. Use 1/5th less approximately. Too much sugar can cause the yeast to get too happy in the bottles and the bottles to explode (very unlikely but possible).

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:53 AM   #7
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ok priming sugar came to a boil it's sitting out now. Thanks alot guys! Emergency avoided !

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Well it turns out i was forced to sanitize my effin arm and go in and actually tighten the pourer on the amazing "ail pale" that i have because it was screwed on so i had a leak!!

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make sure when you stir you do it gently as possible to avoid oxidation too

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I always fill mine up with sanitizer first to check for leaks.

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