How much extra-light DME is neededE to prime 5 gallons? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > How much extra-light DME is neededE to prime 5 gallons?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-15-2010, 03:24 AM   #1
whahoppened
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Cambridge, MA
Posts: 44
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



For bottling.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 03:30 AM   #2
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 133 Times on 99 Posts


Generally, 1 to 1.5 Cups, but I prefer weight over cup measurement...6-7 oz.
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 03:34 AM   #3
JuanMoore
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
The Old Pueblo
Posts: 22,373
Liked 3736 Times on 3549 Posts


As with all priming, it depends on the beer temp and desired carbonation level. Here's a handy priming calculator.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
pcollins
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Cambridge, ON
Posts: 565
Liked 31 Times on 29 Posts


What homebrewer_99 said. I go with 1 1/4 cups or just a great big rounded 1 cup scoop. That's just how I operate.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 04:53 AM   #5
whahoppened
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Cambridge, MA
Posts: 44
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by JuanMoore View Post
As with all priming, it depends on the beer temp and desired carbonation level. Here's a handy priming calculator.
Cool widget--thanks for the link, and thanks to everyone who gave advice. Do you know if "beer temp" in the widget refers to the temperature at which you intend to serve the beer, or the temperature at which it will bottle condition?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 06:05 AM   #6
JuanMoore
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
The Old Pueblo
Posts: 22,373
Liked 3736 Times on 3549 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by whahoppened View Post
Cool widget--thanks for the link, and thanks to everyone who gave advice. Do you know if "beer temp" in the widget refers to the temperature at which you intend to serve the beer, or the temperature at which it will bottle condition?
Neither, it refers to the temp at the time of bottling. Liquids hold more CO2 the colder they are, so the widget asks for the beer temp to determine how much CO2 is still in solution leftover from fermentation.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much sugar to prime 4 gallons gonzoflick General Techniques 13 01-02-2014 12:36 PM
Munton Extra Light DME daveooph131 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-06-2010 06:37 AM
Looking for plain extra light DME ohill1981 Recipes/Ingredients 4 12-23-2008 01:19 AM
DME: Light/Extra Light/Golden Light? And LME question nostalgia Recipes/Ingredients 7 06-02-2008 04:39 PM
how much DME to prime 5 gallons wit beer? jjsscram Bottling/Kegging 5 11-05-2005 08:43 PM


Forum Jump