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Old 08-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Did i add to much sugar

Used 1.5 ounces of table sugar for 5 gallons around 52 bottles
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Too little. Use about 1 oz per gallon when using dextrose, and 5% less than that when using table sugar.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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What can I do. Just wait it out?
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:22 AM   #4
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Your beer will carb a little (around 1.5 volume of co2) so its not gona be completely flat so you can wait till its ready (around 3 weeks) and drink it like that or you can pure it back to bottling bucket add more sugar (3 more oz) mix and bottle again, you can also make sugar syrup (with 3oz of sugar) and use drop dispenser to add it to each bottle and recap
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:23 AM   #5
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Think I'll recap
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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So I added 4 ounces will that be enough you believe?
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #7
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4 oz will be enough to carbonate, the level will depend on how much the priming sugar you added initially has fermented out. How did you add the extra priming sugar, pouring each beer back into the bottling bucket is definitely not something I would consider. That aeration will lead to oxidation very quickly.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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Didn't get to it yet somthing came up. Gonna make a simple syrup and use a an eye dropper some how unless anyone has a better idea
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #9
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I don't have the numbers right now, but I would just add about half a teaspoon of dry table sugar to each bottle.

I'll get to it later, but in a rush right now.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:12 AM   #10
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Do not pour the beer back into a bottling bucket, you will oxidize the beer.

You can pick up some coppers carb tabs and add one to each bottle and recap or leave the beer alone and drink a low carbonation beer
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