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Old 03-02-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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what is the amount of sugar used when kegging. I read somewhere that you use less then when bottling. if you are treating the keg like a large bottle why would it be different.

I don't want to force carb, but also don't want to find out that my beer is flat after all that effort.


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Old 03-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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1 cup DME is what I've heard.


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Old 03-02-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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Half the amount of bottling. I use 5 ounces for bottling, 2.5 ounces for kegs. I don't know why but that's the way I learned and it's worked for the last few years.
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Right...1/2 of the bottling priming amount...
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:58 AM   #5
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Half the amount of bottling. I use 5 ounces for bottling, 2.5 ounces for kegs. I don't know why but that's the way I learned and it's worked for the last few years.

Do you just put the suger in to the beer or do you have to boil it?
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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Do you just put the suger in to the beer or do you have to boil it?
Boil it up with a couple cups of water and toss it in the keg before I rack the beer into it.
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I've used the same amount, bottling or kegging. never seemed to be to carbed at all. that and i used one cup of water to boil the sugar. all though i do want to try with some dme, heard its better.
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is there a difference in the taste between DME and the sugar for the kegging?
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:42 AM   #9
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is there a difference in the taste between DME and the sugar for the kegging?
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is there a difference in the taste between DME and the sugar for the kegging?
debatable but Ill say no


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