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Old 05-15-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
Jun 2007
Boston MA
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Hey guys-
I don't want to go all the way to the beer store today, but want to bottle I have a batch of beer(5g) from about march, then a batch of aplewifein(~4.8g) from december(ya its old). Think about 7oz is enough priming sugar? Trying to figure this one out. If it is what do you think? Just 1/2 in each batch for bottling?

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Old 05-15-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
Mar 2008
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Promash says its about 3.5 volumes of co2 if you used it in one 5 gallon batch. thats medium-high carbonation for one of those batches but if you split it you'd have pretty low carbonation in both batches, If I were in your position id just bottle one of them today and hold off until I got more priming sugar for the other. maybe the solution is to bottle the beer with 2/3 of the sugar then bottle one half of the apfelwien still and add the remaining sugar to the last half of the apfelwein that way you dont get under carbonated anything.

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Old 05-15-2008, 05:02 PM   #3
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You could use table sugar to fill in the discrepancy with no problem. Some say it gives a cidery flavor, but the amount you're using would be insignificant anyway. If it bothers you, use the table sugar in the apfelwein, which is, well, cider.
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