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Old 10-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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By priming with DME? Seems more natural to beer than corn sugar.


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If money is tight then I say yes


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If you really want to keep it pure, try krausening:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Krausening
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I'd just use corn sugar, or table sugar. Save the DME for yeast starters.
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once used dme on an abbey ale. results were good.

other than that batch , i stick to corn sugar. its cheap as long as you don't buy single batch measurements for $.75-$1.00. 5lb bag from my overpriced LHBS for $5.50 will prime alot of batches...and it doesn't turn into a rock if it gets a little humid

waste of money, probably. but to each his own.
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Cool. I guess I'll switch back to corn sugar. I've probably primed 7 batches with the DME.
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If you really want to keep it pure, try krausening:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Krausening
That's an interesting concept. Thanks for the link.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:13 PM   #8
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From a cost perspective, I can't see any benefit from priming with DME over corn sugar although some have reported a silkier carbonation with the former.

You may want to give kräusening a try just for the education.
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That's an interesting concept. Thanks for the link.
it was written up by HBT'er Kaiser many years ago: here's the orignal thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/carb...usen-how-9685/
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Try using both and compare!!


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