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Old 12-05-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
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This is my first batch of beer.
Oatmeal stout-2 gal

I might have missed it somewhere in here.
I know 1 oz / gal of priming sugar, but how much water should be used for just 2 oz of sugar? 1/2 cup?



 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:26 AM   #2
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Well, normally I use the standard 2 cups we use for 5 gallons, but I guess if it were under 5 gallons then we could use 1 cup instead.......I don't believe it really matters. Just that it allows for the dilution of the sugar more easily. I think that no matter what we use, as long as we liquify the sugar...will be enough.


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Old 12-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #3
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Half cup sounds right. You just need enough to dissolve it. 1/3 cup might be enough but that little difference won't amount to anything noticeable.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #4
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Thank you.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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On a similar note. I have been looking for the answer to this but can't seem to find it. I bottled about two weeks ago and I realized yesterday that I was a knucklehead and just dumped the priming sugar into the bottling bucket, transferred the beer, stirred, then bottled (Whoops!). So, the obvious question is how screwed is my beer?

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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On a similar note. I have been looking for the answer to this but can't seem to find it. I bottled about two weeks ago and I realized yesterday that I was a knucklehead and just dumped the priming sugar into the bottling bucket, transferred the beer, stirred, then bottled (Whoops!). So, the obvious question is how screwed is my beer?
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You may have introduced unwanted oxygen into your beer which may cause a "wet cardboard" flavor. You won't know until you start drinking it. Nothing you can do about it now so don't worry about it.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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That's what I figured. I was thinking of cracking one on Friday so we shall see.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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When you say you stirred, did you just get a good swirl, or was there splashing? Likely no splashing equals no oxidation. I always stir after adding priming sugar. Never tasted wet cardboard.

But again, I make sure not to splash at all. It is really a pretty gentle stir.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:15 PM   #9
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It was more like a good swirl. I was careful not to make a big splash and add a bunch of bubbles. Hopefully it will turn out alright...

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #10
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When you start to drink it, try to keep inundated the possibility that it is oxidized and try to taste cardboard.



 
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