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kfgolfer 12-22-2006 05:39 PM

Priming Sugar question
When I dissolve the corn sugar into some boiling water.. how long does it have to boil before I cool it and put it into the bottling bucket?? and how cool does it have to be before I bottle?? Thank you..

the_bird 12-22-2006 05:41 PM

Personally, I boil for ten minutes. I get it cooled, but don't stress too much; the thermometer stays in the drawer. If the bottom of the pot is only warm to the touch, that's good enough for me - it's such a small percentage of the total volume of the beer, as long as it's not scalding, it should be OK.

kfgolfer 12-22-2006 05:42 PM

Thanks bird...

Orfy 12-22-2006 05:44 PM

I boil then add the primer and fetch back to the boil. I leave in a water bath until it's luke warm

kfgolfer 12-22-2006 06:13 PM

Thanks. I just got done making another batch... Is 1.042 too low of a S.G. ???

the_bird 12-22-2006 06:19 PM

Depends on the recipe. That's not terribly big, but not all beers have to be big.

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