Bottling for the first time. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Bottling for the first time.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-13-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
Shaneoco1981
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Shaneoco1981's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Rochester, MI
Posts: 581
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts



I am going to attempt to bottle my first batch of beer tomorrow. I have roughly 4.5 gallons of HIGH gravity beer to bottle tomorrow. I am wondering how much sugar I should use to carbonate the beer. I have a clone of Raisin D'etre by Dogfish Head. It's a very dark beer in case you don't know. I am wondering if a) how much carbonation the original has, and b) how much sugar to accomplish something like that.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
adfirmus
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Huntington, WV
Posts: 61

You could always look up the recommended amount of CO2 for the style and use this calculator. I've personally never tried it, but I found out about it from this forum

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
__________________
In the mail: AHS Sierra Nevada Wheat clone
Fermenting: None yet!
Bottled and conditioning: MW Belgian Wit, BM's Extract Centennial Blonde, Haus Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
TTB-J
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Houston, TX
Posts: 589
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts


Your first stop should be to a priming calculator, such as this one:

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
Shaneoco1981
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Shaneoco1981's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Rochester, MI
Posts: 581
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Ok, so the this calc says to use 3.1 oz of table sugar. Would anyone recommend I go get corn sugar instead? Is there a difference? Secondly, how much water to I boil it with and how long do I boil it?

Thanks guys!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:04 PM   #5
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,876
Liked 3666 Times on 3150 Posts


It seems to me most use 2C of water to boil & mix the sugar into. And dextrose is used by many. Even the cooper's carb drops are sucrose,which is table sugar. I think they're both just as well.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
TTB-J
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Houston, TX
Posts: 589
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts


Yup, 2 cups of water, boil the sugar for about 5 to 10 minutes or so, let it cool down a bit (doesn't need to be all the way to room temp) and pit half in the bottling bucket. Start siphoning on top and then add the rest about halfway through. Then give it a gentle stir to mix it up and you're good to go.

I've used table sugar and corn sugar, never noticed a difference.
__________________
If you can read this, you need to drink more beer.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first time bottling johnnyt471 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-04-2010 05:22 AM
time for bottling? GLoBaLReBeL Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-09-2009 11:37 PM
Bottling Time grat5454 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-08-2008 02:28 PM
Its Bottling Time bull shark of beer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-11-2007 06:06 AM
bottling time??? ethangray19 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-29-2006 01:40 AM


Forum Jump