Priming my beer - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Priming my beer

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
MGIG692
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Jessup, MD
Posts: 6


I thought you added the priming sugar to the batch and then bottled soon after. I read in my book that you should wait a couple of days so there isnt to much carbonation and the bottles explode. Can someone finalize this for me please.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
beergood12
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Hartford, WI
Posts: 11


i have always bottled after adding priming sugar and never had a bottle blow yet. This is the first i have heard of waiting to bottle.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
LegitBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Knoxville, TN
Posts: 62
Liked 18 Times on 7 Posts


I have always just added a simple syrup corn sugar solution to my bottle-filling bucket right before I bottle. As long as you are using the right amount depending on the beer you shouldn't have a problem. I have no idea about waiting. This has always worked for me and I've never had a batch 'splode.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
greenhaze
 
greenhaze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 240
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by LegitBrew
I have always just added a simple syrup corn sugar solution to my bottle-filling bucket right before I bottle. As long as you are using the right amount depending on the beer you shouldn't have a problem. I have no idea about waiting. This has always worked for me and I've never had a batch 'splode.
+1
Approx 5ozs to 5 gallons. Boils priming sugar in two cups of water, boil, let cool. Add to bottling bucket. Rack from primary into bottling bucket. Bottle, cap and put in dark place. Condition for appropriate amount of time for style of beer.
Slainte

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
JohanMk1
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Kempton Park, South Africa
Posts: 249
Liked 40 Times on 36 Posts


As a noob myself I see the very minimum process leading up to bottling as follows:

Make sure with a hydrometer that the beer has finished fermenting. (You need to get the same reading at two days running)

Use one of the many calculators available, how much priming sugar to use.

Boil up a bit of water, enough to disolve the sugar.

Pour the cooled sugar solution into the bottom of the bottling bucket and rack the beer onto it avoiding splashing.

Stir GENTLY to ensure that the sugar solution is well distributed and bottle.


Just a note: I said that this was a very minimum process because according to a lot of what I have read on the forum tells me to go for a longer primary fermentation.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
homebrewbeliever
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewbeliever's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Portland, OR
Posts: 309
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by MGIG692
I thought you added the priming sugar to the batch and then bottled soon after. I read in my book that you should wait a couple of days so there isnt to much carbonation and the bottles explode. Can someone finalize this for me please.
I have never, ever heard of that... I always bottle right after mixing the priming sugar into the wort.
__________________
For eclectic escapades in home-brewed deliciousness:
http://homebrewbeliever.blogspot.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
agcorry00
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Posts: 154
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts


What book are you reading?
__________________
"We don't sell Duff, we sell Fudd."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #8
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,753
Liked 8021 Times on 5605 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewbeliever View Post
I have never, ever heard of that... I always bottle right after mixing the priming sugar into the wort.
Me neither. If you waited to bottle, the priming sugar would ferment out (it's a very small amount and would ferment out very quickly) and then you'd have flat beer. Weird (bad) advice.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #9
MGIG692
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Jessup, MD
Posts: 6

yeah, i asked the guy at the homebrew store. i could have very well misunderstood something in the book. thanks for the input. another Q, if it tastes like crap now, will it taste like crap later?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #10
JLem
 
JLem's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Attleboro, MA
Posts: 3,637
Liked 178 Times on 154 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by MGIG692
yeah, i asked the guy at the homebrew store. i could have very well misunderstood something in the book. thanks for the input. another Q, if it tastes like crap now, will it taste like crap later?
It depends. Can you elaborate on the crap flavor?
__________________
My Hombrewing Blog

My Beer Cellar

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beer Pump Self Priming, non priming or other options smithchar526 Equipment/Sanitation 2 11-08-2011 05:11 PM
Priming, not sure how much beer I have... dandw12786 Bottling/Kegging 1 07-01-2011 07:20 AM
Priming beer to age it EthanDH Bottling/Kegging 1 08-23-2010 07:57 PM
Priming the beer barrel to condition beer? willangus Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-04-2009 08:59 PM
Priming with Mr Beer mayday1019 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-24-2006 01:12 PM


Forum Jump