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Old 07-22-2010, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default Options after forgetting priming sugar?

So my buddy and I had too much of our apfelwein and weizen and completely forgot about priming sugar on bottling day. This was about a week ago, and I just realized that we had forgotten when I saw the words "priming sugar" somewhere while browsing the forums. He's away on a camping trip for a few days, and I don't mind waiting until I weigh all the options, so I'd like to get some opinions before I do anything. I know of carb tabs, but they make me feel like I don't have as much control over the amount of carbonation as with some corn sugar and a scale. Is it reckless to carefully empty all the bottles back into the bottling bucket with the sugar and bottle again? Or should I just pick up some tabs and deal with it so I don't infect my batch? Or does it not really matter as long as I'm extra careful about sanitation/oxidation?


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Old 07-22-2010, 07:48 AM   #2
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I'd use the tabs, the risk of oxidation is quite real.


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Old 07-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #3
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If you care about the appearance of your beverages, I would advise against the Munton's product and steer you toward Cooper's Drops.
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Why? Does the Muntons leave the beer all cloudy or something?
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You can also just add dextrose directly to the bottles using a sanitized funnel. 1/2 tsp for light carb, 3/4 tsp for more.
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You can also just add dextrose directly to the bottles using a sanitized funnel. 1/2 tsp for light carb, 3/4 tsp for more.
I was considering this. Have you done it? How is the consistency of carbonation between bottles?
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Long ago before I batch primed I actually measured out something like 1/8 tsp of cane sugar per 12oz bottle and just dumped it in.
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Why? Does the Muntons leave the beer all cloudy or something?
No, just little white flecks. Search "carbtabs floaties".


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