Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fructose for priming...
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-19-2013, 03:58 AM   #1
ale1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 25
Default Fructose for priming...

Hey hey gang-

So i've got a few batches under my belt, but i'm still defenitly a newbe. I work alot with Brooklyn Brew Shop kit bags and recipie book. I've got thier Summer Wheat ready to bottle but i'm trying to mix things up a bit... at least with the carb. While i've never had a bottle bomb yet, but carbing has been hit and miss...so my wife picked up some Fructose from a near by grociery store and, while i know there are a lot of factors, i'm just looking for a rule of thumb on how much to use to have a safe, carbanated beer. I'm often gone for a long time, and some times unexpectedly so cold crashing is not an option. It should also be noted that i am only doing gal. batches, and that this recipie origanaly called to prime with about a table spoon of honey. So, most basic way to ask ; 1 table spoon of honey = how much fructose?


__________________
Bottles :empty
Primary : wild yeast apple cider
Up next: Brooklyn brew shop Bourbon dubbel (I think)
ale1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 04:04 AM   #2
BigFloyd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tyler, Texas
Posts: 5,163
Liked 722 Times on 629 Posts
Likes Given: 630

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ale1 View Post
i'm trying to mix things up a bit... at least with the carb.
IMO, carbing isn't really a good place to "mix things up a bit".

Corn sugar, DME or table (100% cane) sugar are safe bets and easy to measure (by weight if possible).

I haven't noticed fructose as an option on any of the priming calculators.
BigFloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
pjj2ba
Look under the recliner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pjj2ba's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,429
Liked 197 Times on 163 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

I suspect that by weight, sucrose, vs glucose vs fructose is not going to make a big difference in the amount of carbonation.

looking at the online calculators, about 1.1 oz should give you a good carb. level for a wheat
__________________
On Tap: Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils, Maibock,
Kegged and Aging/Lagering:CAP, CAP II, Wheat lager, Imperial Pilsner, Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), OKZ II (for base malt comparison), light beer - yes, light beer, Belgian IPA, IPA,
Secondary:
Primary: Pale Ale
Brewing soon: Saison
Recently kicked : ( IPA, Bock, Saison,
Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer
(1st NYC 2011, 2nd NYC 2012)
P U crowns winners in its inaugural master HB competition
pjj2ba is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fructose & Dryness digdan Cider Forum 1 10-27-2009 09:40 PM
Fructose question Peregris Bottling/Kegging 2 11-10-2008 05:56 PM
Priming with Fructose solidghost Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-08-2008 05:12 AM
Fructose ? Oakwoodforge Cider Forum 10 11-06-2007 06:20 PM
brewing with Fructose Denny's Evil Concoctions Recipes/Ingredients 11 06-01-2007 02:29 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS