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Old 01-31-2006, 06:20 PM   #11
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cooling it isn't necessary either since there is so much more beer and the effect in temperature cange should only be a few degrees.

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Old 01-31-2006, 06:48 PM   #12
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True, the cooling part is more out of habit really ^^;

Regarding stirring. This is to prevent an uneven distribution of the sugar. I had heard stories of inconsistent carbing using this method when folks didn't stir, so it's more of a "just in case" measure. I'd stil recommend it, especially if your syphon is on the slow side. Mark it up as paranoia


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Old 01-31-2006, 07:34 PM   #13
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Regarding stirring. This is to prevent an uneven distribution of the sugar. I had heard stories of inconsistent carbing using this method when folks didn't stir, so it's more of a "just in case" measure. I'd stil recommend it, especially if your syphon is on the slow side. Mark it up as paranoia
I never stirred the sugar, but I may want to do this in the future, The problem is, that I always forget to sanitize something that I can stir with.

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Old 01-31-2006, 08:53 PM   #14
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As a follow up question regarding this thread, is there a difference or advantage in using either light DME or extra light DME for bottle conditioning? I think there was a thread about this not too long ago but I don't think it got into the whys of using either kind.

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Old 01-31-2006, 09:23 PM   #15
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I was following one of the threads of 'dme vs corn sugar' and if you google that actual term you'll find a few interesting reports. One says no difference and the other indicates a slight difference after some time.
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I bought priming sugar for my first batch to play it safe, and I read that I should use about 3/4 a cup for my five gallons. Does this sound about right? I was thinking a little more was necessary.
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I was following one of the threads of 'dme vs corn sugar' and if you google that actual term you'll find a few interesting reports. One says no difference and the other indicates a slight difference after some time.
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As a follow up question regarding this thread, is there a difference or advantage in using either light DME or extra light DME for bottle conditioning? I think there was a thread about this not too long ago but I don't think it got into the whys of using either kind.

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The only difference between light DME and extra light DME is the color. It won't make a bit of difference once you dissolve it in 5 gallons of beer.

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3/4c corn sugar is pretty much the accepted standard for 5 gallons of many styles of ale. I'm more of a 2/3c man (I think, as I measure by weight), but that's largely a matter of personal taste. You could safely do 1c if you like your beer slightly more carbonated than average.


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