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Old 02-28-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Looking for a Calculator for how much Priming Sugar to put in a Corny Keg...

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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Looking for a Calculator for how much Priming Sugar to put in a Corny Keg...

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The keg is just another vessel. Everything else is the same as if you were racking to a bottling bucket.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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I've read online here that you use less when racking into a Corny than you do into bottles. Is this not the case that would be simple.

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I've read online here that you use less when racking into a Corny than you do into bottles. Is this not the case that would be simple.

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Are you using any co2?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #5
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If you're going to use Co2 then using 1/3 the amount of bottling sugar has worked for me in the past. If force carbing you don't need any sugar at all.... Don't really need it anyway...
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:06 AM   #6
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I do/will have/use CO2 but these will not go directly into the fridge for a few weeks there are a few more in front of them that will be forced carbed. So I was going to try to self carb these while they sit.

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I use a little less for keg conditioning than bottling. For darker beers I prefer 3/4 oz per gallon of priming malt. For lighter beers I use the same amount of priming sugar.
I boil it in 2 cups of water for 3-5 minutes, put in the keg, deal with CO2 & cool. The when you rack your beer you already have a layer of CO2 to prevent oxidation. After racking seal again and let it sit at room temp for 2-3 weeks.
Cold crash 24-36 hours, apply CO2 and enjoy.
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Not scientific at all, but I use about half the amount versus normal bottle conditioning.

You definitely don't want to use the full amount if you're filling the kegs up all the way.
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Would a full load of priming sugar cause over carbonation.
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If you fill your keg up most of the way, yes. At least it has for me.
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