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Old 11-05-2005, 05:17 AM   #1
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How much DME to I want to use to prime a 5 gallon batch of Belgien wit?

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Old 11-05-2005, 05:27 AM   #2

1-1/4 cup (or 8 oz.) in ~ 2 cups of water, boiled for 15 mins., then cooled is standard. DME is all I ever use.

That said, I did do a wheat about a year ago whereby I used 1-3/4 cups b/c I wanted a highly carbonated ale. I got it! No exploders, but I think I'll stick to no more than 1-1/2 cups from here on out!


 
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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Of course the amount of DME or priming sugar also depends on the storage temp while biulding up carbonation.

If you can maintain a 70F then I would go with the lower side. If the tmep will be about the 75F range then I would lower the amount of DME.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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Is that 1.25c of tightly or loosely packed DME? I think my next brew is going to go 1.50 cups, since 1.25 is still a light carbonation in my eyes.
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Old 11-05-2005, 06:06 AM   #5

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Is that 1.25c of tightly or loosely packed DME? I think my next brew is going to go 1.50 cups, since 1.25 is still a light carbonation in my eyes.
I used to just scoop it like flour and level it off. That's a good point; which is why I went to using my digital scale - 8 ounces is 8 ounces!

 
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
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Right now with the temps in minnesota, my bottles are conditioning at about 60F. Is this ok? How much should I be using to prime these bottles in the current temp? My current priming is 1 cup corn suger and 3/4 cup water. Ive heard this creates a cidery taste until its aged well so I would like to try dme.
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