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Old 04-23-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
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How much DME do you guys like to use for carbonation for a 5 gallon batch?

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Old 04-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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Measure it according to how much wort you actually will prime, as brewers rarely wind up with five gallons. One quarter cup per gallon of wort.

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Old 04-24-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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It varies depending on the amount of carbonation you want (by style) and temperature.

Here's a nomograph to compute the amount of sugar.

Then multiply the sugar quantity by ~1.7 to get the amount of DME to use.
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