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Old 08-18-2007, 08:54 PM   #1
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How much cane sugar per gallon of beer should i use.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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How much cane sugar per gallon of beer should i use.
what recipe did you get this from?

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Old 08-18-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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How much cane sugar per gallon of beer should i use.
About two pounds, unless you want a beer with real kick. Then you add a bit more.
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Since this is in the Bottling/Kegging forum, I guess you are looking to prime? You can read about it here, there is a link at the bottom to get you to a table with volumes CO2 and how much sucrose (cane sugar) you will need. The amounts listed are for 19L (5 gallons) if you are using less they need to be adjusted.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
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Yes to prime. I have a 4 gallon and a 2.5 gallon. I can not figure out how much sugar to use.
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If you have a scale use the link I included above. If not, the standard is 2/3 c. per 5 gallons.

So for 4 gallons, (2/3c.)/5 *4 = 8/15c. so a little over half a cup
for 2.5gallons (2/3c.)/2=1/3c.
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Sorry for the smarta$$ reply, Scrappy. I though this was another 'teenager making hooch in his parent's basement' thread. That, and I wanted to see what would happen with ten pounds of sugar in five gallons of water.
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4 oz is usually recommended for 5 gal, but if you divide 4 by 5 (4/5) =.8 oz per gal.

4*.8=3.2 oz

2.5*.8=2 oz
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Sorry for the smarta$$ reply, Scrappy. I though this was another 'teenager making hooch in his parent's basement' thread.

I wouldn't be surprised if it is...
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No I'll pass on hooch just stick to beer
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