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Old 02-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default How cool is your priming solution when you add it

I have stopped adding sugar to bottles, and now boil the sugar and add that to the bottle bucket before siphoning. How hot do i need to let this cool to? Normally when I add it, it's still pretty warm/hot, and then i siphon the beer over it. Then do a light stir when it's all done, and let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes, then bottle.


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Old 02-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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We dont cool, just let it sit at room temp for maybe 5-10min while we rack into the bottling bucket.


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Old 02-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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We dont cool, just let it sit at room temp for maybe 5-10min while we rack into the bottling bucket.
Ok that's about what I do, leave a lid on it, let it sit for about 15 min.
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It doesn't matter whether you dump it in boiling or you dump it in chilled. The minute the 2 cups of priming solution comes into contact with the 5 gallons of beer being racked the temps blend. Yo can do it at whatever point on the time spectrum that fits your process....for me it's about 5-10 minutes after the boil that I get to the racking stage.
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Boil sugar/water mixture for 15 minutes. Dump into sanitized bottling bucket and siphon beer on top. Your will have plenty o' yeast to carbonate your bottles.
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Boil sugar/water mixture for 15 minutes. Dump into sanitized bottling bucket and siphon beer on top. Your will have plenty o' yeast to carbonate your bottles.
and aim the siphon tube around the outside of your bucket, you'll get a nice whirlpool to help mix it up.
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Two hundred and twelve degrees of cool.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #8
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I wait for enough brewing crap to "cool", not my priming sugar! Dump it in and rack my friend.
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It depends on how coordinated my bottling day is. Sometimes I've got everything ready to go and the sugar is the last thing I do. In those cases it goes in directly off the heat and beer gets racked on top. Some days I start the sugar and then remember I forgot to do something and it sits and cools a little first. Hasn't ever made a difference either way.
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I let it cool just enough so I don't have to worry about scalding myself.


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