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Old 01-27-2013, 02:40 AM   #11
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Take home lesson, when you add priming sugar to the bottling bucket, don't forget to mix gently but well. I gotta get one of those drill attachments.
I can't imagine using a drill on any speed setting would do anything but aerate the beer. Just stir very slowly with a long spoon or mash paddle that has been properly sanitized.

You can add me to the camp that just racks on top of the sugar solution. Using my autosiphon I find it mixes well enough to evenly carb the whole batch.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #12
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Do an experiement. Using a clean carboy, add your liquid priming sugar and then siphon in five gallons of water on top of it. You can see the schlearing and refraction waves of the unmixed sugar. A bigger hose helps though.

 
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I've bottled 15 batches using a 1/2" autosiphon. Haven't had a carb problem yet. A 3/8" might not be vigorous enough to mix very well though.

 
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I'd thought of that. Unfortunately, my auto syphon is 3/4 inch. Time to invest in the 1/2 inch. And although I had this problem with the first two I opened, which are either the first two I filled or the last two, all the rest have been excellent. Its an unbelievably good recipe if you like choc style stouts.

 
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