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Old 03-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Need Help- Priming Sugar- Wheat Beer

I'm just about to bottle the following recipe:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/hone...ng-day-191443/

What type of "wheat beer" am I supposed to use per tastybrew's online calculator? They give me about 4 different options, but not sure what this recipe falls under. Please help!


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I'd call it a 6D (American Wheat or Rye Beer), but its definitely in the "other" category.


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If it's not going into a competition use enough sugar to get the carbonation you like! I tend to over prime because I like head (no pun intended )
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If it's not going into a competition use enough sugar to get the carbonation you like! I tend to over prime because I like head (no pun intended )
Yea, but how much?

I ended up using 1.2 oz for a 1 gallon batch. Is that enough/too much?
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Yea, but how much?

I ended up using 1.2 oz for a 1 gallon batch. Is that enough/too much?
I think 1.2 oz is a bit much. I'd scale it to 0.8 to 0.9 oz per gallon. (by weight of course)
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Yea, but how much?

I ended up using 1.2 oz for a 1 gallon batch. Is that enough/too much?
That is a bit high! I use between 3.5 and 4.5 oz per 5 gal of table sugar on my beers which is about 0.7 or 0.9oz per gallon. If you use corn sugar you could use 1.0 or 1.2 oz per gallon and be ok but that will have a ton of carbonation. Be sure to put your beer in the fridge for at least a few days before you open them to avoid gushers.
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Just great...So what the heck is the point of using a calculator like TastyBrew if they don't give accurate information? I went to "Wheat Beers," which this is, and picked the lowest amount of priming sugar they recommended (1.2 oz and 1.5 oz's) for the styles of "Wheat Beers." Why would they tell me to use 1.2 ounces if that's too much?
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So now what are my options? TastBrew told me to use 1.2 ounces of priming sugar for a Wheat Beer that had a total volume of 0.85 gallons (which is how much I had after trub loss/etc). So if this is supposedly "too much," what can I do? I only bottled these an hour ago, and they're sitting here on my counter top.
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Um, that's not what I got....

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

Light Ale American Wheat:

5gal batch at 72 degrees

Sugar Type Weight
Glucose (dextrose or corn sugar) 4.4 oz
Sucrose (table sugar) 4.2 oz
DME 55% AA (eg: Laaglander) 10.2 oz
DME 70% AA (eg: Northwestern) 8.0 oz
DME 75% AA (eg: Munton & Fison) 7.4 oz
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Um, that's not what I got....

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

Light Ale American Wheat:

5gal batch at 72 degrees

Sugar Type Weight
Glucose (dextrose or corn sugar) 4.4 oz
Sucrose (table sugar) 4.2 oz
DME 55% AA (eg: Laaglander) 10.2 oz
DME 70% AA (eg: Northwestern) 8.0 oz
DME 75% AA (eg: Munton & Fison) 7.4 oz
Alright then, I guess I didn't see that.
Since what's done is done, and I used 1.2 oz (should have apparently only used 0.7 oz...What would you guys recommend that I do? These were only bottled an hour ago.


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