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Old 08-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
Jun 2012
Abilene, TX
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I am stuck... I am about to bottle 5 gallons of English pale ale and I can't figure out how much to use for priming...

I am going for 1.5 volumes of C02, but I can't tell if I am reading this priming sugar calculator I have handy... Its telling me to use less than an ounce of cane sugar to prime 5 gallons? What?

It is going to bottle condition at about 70 degrees F...

Anyone have an idea on how much cane sugar I should use to achieve C02 volume of 1.5 and does anyone know what I am doing wrong on that calculator? Should I be putting temperatures that I will beserving the beer at as opposed to condtiioning?

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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Nov 2011
Santa Barbara, CA
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I'm not an expert on that style, but 1.5 volumes sounds too low to me. Plug in 2.5 Volumes and see what you come up with. My guess is between 4-4.5ozs. GL
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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Yip, 1.5 volumes are going to be disapointing!!! for 5 gallons, less would be like 80g and more +/- 115g, i normaly just eyeball it @ 100g or so!

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