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Old 09-05-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
BPoling7
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I'd like to experiment with using simple syrup to prime my beer. Does anyone have any experience with this? How much would you use per gallon?

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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Simple Syrup is 1:1 water to sugar by volume, so weigh the sugar before you add your equivalent volume of water.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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Well I actually have a bottle of simple syrup already made. I just need to know how much to add per gallon and how well it works.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:03 AM   #4
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It's sugar and water, it works exactly like table sugar works. We actually make our priming sugar into simple syrup in the usual bottling process.


If it has nutritional information on it, you can figure out the weight of the sugar per ounce of liquid and prime accordingly. If it's not labelled, it's pretty much a crap shoot.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:08 AM   #5
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Simply stated simple syrup is 85% sugar W/W in the U.S. and 66% in the UK.



It will work the same as table sugar because that's what it is.

bosco

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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https://www.stirrings.com/real-produ...s/simple-syrup

This is what I have. I've been using honey to prime and usually use 3 tablespoons per gallon. I think I'm just going to use the same amount and hope for no bombs.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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If it is indeed 85% W/W sucrose, use 1.15x your desired priming weight.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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The product you have has 50 calories per ounce.

1 ounce of granulated table sugar contains 110 calories.

2 ounces (liquid ounces) of the syrup you have is almost equal to 1 ounce (weight) of table sugar.

bosco

You have a syrup that is thinned so it mixes easily in drinks and such. Basically bar syrup.

Reason: added info

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #9
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additionally: at 3T/gal *.85 you'll be priming at the equivalant of 6.375 oz sugar

2T/oz, so:
15/2*.85=6.375

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
The product you have has 50 calories per ounce.

1 ounce of granulated table sugar contains 110 calories.

2 ounces (liquid ounces) of the syrup you have is almost equal to 1 ounce (weight) of table sugar.

bosco

You have a syrup that is thinned so it mixes easily in drinks and such. Basically bar syrup.
OK disregard my post.

15/2*.5=3.75

so just under 4 equivalant oz of sugar

 
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