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Old 01-21-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
dske101
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I'm about to bottle my second ever batch of homebrew and don't know too much about how to prime the bottles and portions of sugar and such. The biggest issue I think I have is that I don't have a secondary I can rack into so I'm worried ill stir up the trub when I mix it in. The first time I bottled I used glucose drops but can't get any this time. Please advise.

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
jethro55
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Here's a good reference on the topic:
http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter11.html

The usual way to bottle is to move the beer to a bottling bucket, prepare a sanitary priming sugar solution, and pour the solution into the bottling bucket. A bottling wand attaches to the spigot and makes bottling really easy. The beer can sit and wait until you get the bottling rig - about $20 cost.

A general rule of thumb is 1 oz (by weight) of corn sugar per gallon. A little less is good for english ales.

Here is a good carbonation calculator:
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html

I tried the Brewers Best priming tabs one time. The package stated the amount to be added for a 12 oz beer. I think it was 3 or 4 tablets for 12 oz. It will depend on the brand most likely.

 
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