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Old 07-10-2011, 06:21 AM   #1
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Default Desired Volumes of CO2?

What number should this be? I'm using Beersmith. My batch volume ended up lower than 5 gallons. Im going to find out how much i had and I want to plug in the numbers to beersmith to see how much corn sugar to use. But what should the desired co2 volume be?

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Found out I measured about 24 ounces short of 5 Gallons. Wasn't as bad as I thought. But I came up with a volume of 4.81 gallons. After my hydrometer readings i figure I have about 4.75. So I put that into beersmith with the desired level of co2 at 2.4...which is what it was set to. i dont know if this is right or wrong.

but it says i should use 3.59 oz of corn sugar for bottling. Does this sound right?


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Old 07-10-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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Its never wrong, its just a matter of your preference in carbonation. <2 volumes is like British beers, >4 is like witbier. Go with your preference. That sounds right on for 2.4 volumes.


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Depends both on preference, and style of beer. What kind of beer is it?
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Hoppy american pale ale
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2.25 - 2.40 is the norm for most of my beers, pale ales & ipa's.
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Ah, my own preference would be slightly higher... maybe around 2.8 volumes.
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K thanks those who responded. Ill do somewhere between and 2.4 - 2.8. This is my first brew so ill find out what I prefer along the way.
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