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Old 09-23-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Priming sugar vs carb drops....

I'm about ready to bottle an Apfelwein. I've been kegging for awhile and have not bottled much.. I was wondering which way is better? Boiling up some priming sugar or using the carb drops. I've never used the drops. Is one better than the other??


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Old 09-23-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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I haven't used the drops either, but most people on here do not like them. I think it's a matter of preference.


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For a whole batch, go with corn sugar. Simple, cheap, effective and highly predictable.

If I'm just bottling a six-pack or two, I'll go with carb drops. I like the Coopers, one "lozenge" per 12oz bottle. They work great, and completely vanish within a week. I've heard complaints that the Munton's drops leave little bits and pieces of solid matter in the bottle
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For a whole batch, go with corn sugar. Simple, cheap, effective and highly predictable.

If I'm just bottling a six-pack or two, I'll go with carb drops. I like the Coopers, one "lozenge" per 12oz bottle. They work great, and completely vanish within a week. I've heard complaints that the Munton's drops leave little bits and pieces of solid matter in the bottle
Yeah, I figured as much..I've bottled alot before I started kegging. I used
priming sugar and it seemed to be fine..Sometimes my bottles were alittle uneven, interms of carbonation. Using the drops sounded alittle easier. I guess I'll stick with priming. Thanks for the reply.Cheers...
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:31 PM   #5
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You say you keg? Check out the "We don't need no stinking beer gun" post at the top of this forum.

100x easier than priming sugar IMHO.


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