BYO Recipes wrong??? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > BYO Recipes wrong???

Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
Grinder12000's Avatar
Jul 2008
Columbus WI
Posts: 2,995
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts

I bottled a Scottish Heavy yesterday and looked up to see how much carbonation I needed. The quick way was to look at my BYO Recipe book to see what THEY carbed at.

hmmmmm 3/4 cup (about 5.o 0z) of Corn sugar. geez - that seems like a lot for a Scottish. So I logged onto the Beer Recipator site and see it is more like o.5oz corn sugar (1.0 volumes of CO2).

I'm conflicted! I went with 0.5 oz since it was like an ESB - SO - I looked at BYO ESB carbing and yup - all 3/4 cup.


Why make a clone if you totally screw the carbing.
Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

145 batches and counting

West Coast Blaster #4 almost go and on tap and a Dbl Chocolate Stout aging/carbing. Brewing East India Porter #4

Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 07:17 PM   #2

BYO assumes 'normal' US levels of carbonation, 2.0 - 2.5 volumes. Scottish ales have enough body and malt character to stand up to these volumes without seeming insipid, but I usually carbonate most English/Irish/Scottish ales to no more than 1.5 volumes.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Always the wrong place wrong time OHIOSTEVE Winemaking Forum 7 10-04-2009 07:07 PM
When everything that can go wrong goes wrong... drparish Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 28 05-28-2009 08:31 PM
If it COULD go wrong, it DID BigNastyBrew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 24 03-31-2009 05:47 AM
Wrong Recipes in Kit/ My Fault or get refund? bucknutbrew Recipes/Ingredients 7 01-24-2009 03:33 PM

Forum Jump