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Old 07-30-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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Getting ready to bottle my first batch. True brew Belgian ale, sat in primary one week and three in secondary. I have 1/2 12 oz bottles and half 22 oz bottles. Do I need change the amount of priming sugar to match the different size bottles? Should I use the full amount of priming sugar given in the kit or try to use a priming calculator? Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.

 
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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You're best off adding the proper amount of sugar to your bottling bucket (after boiling in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes then cooling) then racking your beer on top of it. You can very gently stir with a sanitized spoon, though i never do.

5 ounces of corn sugar is the most often thrown about number for a full 5 gallons. A calculator will help you get it true to style.

http://www.clubhomebrew.com/index.ph...&section=sugar
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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+1 As above

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Old 07-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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+1 As above

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:47 AM   #5
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The priming sugar is for the volume of beer, not the number of bottles.

 
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:04 AM   #6
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I use Tasty Brew's priming calculator to calculate the recommended amount of sugar. I find it generally has had me put less than the standard 5 oz recommended, usually just over 4.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:53 AM   #7
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I've been using 4.5 oz for my 5-gallon batches of stout.

 
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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Most say its best to weigh out your priming sugar I rarely do but I mostly measure 2/3 cup of table sugar with no problems at all ... I make mostly PA and IPA between 5.2 and 7.5 ABV

 
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:46 AM   #9
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I just realized I got the tasty brew PC mixed up with the one @ brew heads. It's the tasty brew one that I used the BJCP function for min-max prime to style. Thanx for posting the link. Easy to forget with a long scrolling list of beer nerd stuff.
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