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Old 11-08-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default Questions about priming

It isn't really an issue, just more of a curiosity.

I primed my first brew for bottling by dissolving the sugar in water and pouring it into the brew, but I have a friend who started his first brew and he primed his by adding sugar directly into the bottle...

I remember doing that method with the Mr. Beer kit, but can it still work when using more traditional brewing methods?

How do some of you more 'seasoned vets' do things, and how effective are the results?

As a side note, my first batch, a Continental Pilsner is almost done with the long wait to drinking!

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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I would think that the only issue would be getting inconsistent amounts of sugar in each bottle resulting in uneven carbonation among the batch. IMO, its alot quicker to disolve sugar into water and added it to the bottling bucket. I can imagine it would take some time to even add sugar to each individual bottle. Unless of course your talking about priming tabs which I have no experience with.

Priming is priming. Irregardless if your talking about all grain brewing or mr beer. Its still yeast eating sugar creating carbonation.

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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I figured as much, thanks for the info!

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Old 11-08-2010, 09:01 AM   #4
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Hello

Yea priming is priming as rl1373 said and i have used the priming tabs and they are ok to use but you better results when bulk priming.

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Yeah I went back and forth between what I knew how to do from my Mr. Beer beginnings (priming bottles individually) and trying out bulk priming. I went with bulk just to save me some hassle lol. Plus when I was brewing my first batch I found myself in a constant of fear and I could only imagine the state I'd have been in measuring out all of that priming sugar.

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On my small 0.75 gallon test batches I prime all 6 bottles seperatly. Anything larger I batch prime.

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