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Old 10-14-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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is there anyway to correct not adding enough sugar when bottling, or just pour the bottles back into the bottling bucket and re bottle? I am sure that my question answers it self but someone once said there are no stupid questions......I beg to differ


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Old 10-14-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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People have mentioned some bottle-at-a-time priming drops or pills...you could try some of those.


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how much sugar did you add?
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:09 AM   #4
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I needed 3 oz which is 6 tbsp but I only added 3 tbsp
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Carbonation drops

Haven't tried them, I don't bottle much, but it would be a whole lot easier & cleaner to pop the cap and a drop and recap.
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I would just grab a 1/4 teaspoon of dextrose and add it to each bottle.

Or, if you're really patient, add 1/8th teaspoon, and see what happens, and find out what your dosage is. Alternatively, you could boil up the other half of the sugar, divide the liquid evenly between the bottles.... I guess it's a bit of a risk either way...
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I would not be at all surprised if it turned out just fine anyway - if you try doctoring some up to "fix" this, you might try leaving some alone as a control group and see how they come out. I bet the ones with half the sugar will be acceptable at the very least.


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