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Old 05-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Albuquerque, NM
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Finially after 3 months of sitting my Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is ready for bottling. Unfortunately I have to bottle this beer and do not have a keg yet. Has anyone used Light Brown Sugar to prime their beer? What kind of flavor should this add? I was going to use 5/8 cup unpacked Light Brown Sugar for 5gal of Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. Any help?

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
Sep 2011
Austin, Texas
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I love my house IPA kegged with brown sugar. I use 85% of the usual amount intended for bottles and I think it carbs perfectly. It'll add a very very very faint molasses flavor -- it might not be noticeable in a stout.

Don't go by volume, definitely go by weight. Based on my spreadsheet, 3.5oz of brown sugar should put you around 2.0 volumes CO2
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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I've tried both light and dark brown sugar for priming and wasn't able to detect any flavor from either.
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