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11-16-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
Sheep_Dog
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Getting ready to bottle a brown ale and was wondering how many people use the carbonation calculator? If you have used it how successful were you at achieving your desired carbonation level? The recipe I used calls for 5oz of priming sugar, which is pretty standard, but I'm thinking that might be a few to many bubbles for a brown ale. The calculator is saying I should use 2.75 oz.

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11-16-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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I just uses that calc for a Brown ale and it came out with 4.40oz.

I have found that with my house temps I am normally under carbed so far with that calculator so I go on the high end.
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11-16-2008, 02:52 PM   #3
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Interesting,

I used 2 as desired level
Bottling
4.5 gallons (loss due to racking)
68 degrees
corn sugar

comes out to 2.75oz
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11-16-2008, 04:48 PM   #4
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You can play around with it. If you enter volume as 2.5, gallons as 4 and temp as 65, you get 4.28oz. So he probably put in around 2.5 for the volume.

So if you want a mild carb level then 2.75oz should work fine.

I used that calculator when I did my hefe, I wanted high carb volume and ended up using like 8oz corn sugar, worked great.
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