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Old 12-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Should you wait until the 2 cups of water is boiling before adding sugar into it or heat both up at the same time?


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Old 12-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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I let the water boil for a few minutes,then take it off the heat & add the measured amount of sugar. Stir till the water clears again. I let it cool down before adding to the bottling bucket.


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I let the water boil for a few minutes,then take it off the heat & add the measured amount of sugar. Stir till the water clears again. I let it cool down before adding to the bottling bucket.
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I use 1 cup of water and about 4-5 oz of dextrose. I put the dextrose in before I heat it up in the microwave, and let it boil for a few seconds before taking it out of the microwave. Stirring is typically not necessary. I dump the near-boiling solution directly in the bottling bucket and rack onto it immediately.
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It really doesn't matter.

I put water and sugar in cold and bring it to a boil.

It's really just up to what works for you. There's no wrong or right way.
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I also rack onto the near boiling sugar. Kills a little yeast but it doesn't matter, if anything it is a little extra nutrient for carbing.
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I also rack onto the near boiling sugar. Kills a little yeast but it doesn't matter, if anything it is a little extra nutrient for carbing.
If you kill the yeast you don't need the sugar, cause there's nobody home to carb the bottle.
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If you kill the yeast you don't need the sugar, cause there's nobody home to carb the bottle.
YOu won't kill all that much yeast doing that.
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YOu won't kill all that much yeast doing that.
+1 racking onto the near boiling cup of water may kill 1% of the yeast.

When I bottle, the first thing I do is make the priming solution. I then let it sit out while I get everything else ready. By the time I get everything all sanitized and ready to rack, the solution will be cooler.
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+1 racking onto the near boiling cup of water may kill 1% of the yeast.

When I bottle, the first thing I do is make the priming solution. I then let it sit out while I get everything else ready. By the time I get everything all sanitized and ready to rack, the solution will be cooler.
True true. I was just saying its not a good practice. Cool is better, I also keep the solution covered with sanitized tin foil while it cools. Cheers


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