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wildwest450

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Im brewing my first batch, which I intend to keg as I already have a chest freezer conversion. I would like to bottle a six pack from this just to taste compare (and I got all the cool bottling stuff with my homebrew kit). How would i go about figuring out how much sugar to use, could i just put a little in the bottom of the bottle, or should I mix it and add to 72oz of beer?:confused:
 

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There are a couple of ways- as above, just add the priming sugar to the bottles. Or you could buy Munton's carb tabs and just drop them in each bottle as you fill. In my case, I can only fit two kegs in the fridge, and don't want to have to wait for the next one to carb up, so I primed the whole 5.5 gallons, and put 5 gallons in the keg and bottled the rest. Any of those ways would work. Do whatever seems to be the most convenient for you!
 
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Thanks, you guys and gals are awesome! I would have you all over for a homebrew, if you don't mind the drive to middle Tennessee.:mug:
 

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When I keg and there's a little bit left in the fermenter I just put 1 tsp of sugar into a 750mL bottle and then fill it. Doesn't always give the right carbonation for the style but it's easy.
 
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