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Old 05-20-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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I use the standard 3/4 Dextrose, 1 cup boiled water for bottling. I usually let it cool down, put in my bottling bucket, then siphon over the beer.

I do find a bit of inconsistency, from bottle to bottle, in regards to how much carbonation I tend to get from my bottles.

Anyone have any tips or tricks for balancing out the bottle carbonation level?


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Old 05-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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2 thoughts

1) Gently stir your beer + bottling sugar mix to be sure it is well mixed

2) Be certain your bottles area all well sanitized

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Also pay close attention to your headspace in each bottle. Excessive headspace can lead to overcarb'd beers.
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To follow up on what Got Trub? said, if you position the siphon tube just right in the bottling bucket you can get a nice whirlpool/swirl going when you siphon. Also, after siphoning I swirl it all together with the siphon tube.

Also, how long has it been it in bottles? It is possible that the under-carbed ones are just a little behind the others.
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