Priming sugar calculation

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DieKatzchen

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So I'm at the final step, Bottle-Conditioning. The kit comes with a pre-measured sachet of sugar, but my batch didn't come to 5 gallons. More like 4.5. Do I need to recalculate or is it a case of "close enough." I don't care about potency of the fizzy, as long as I don't get any bottle-bombs.
 

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Check out a sugar priming calculator online and find the actual amount you should use. The amount the send you is generally too much.
 
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that calculator is by volume. I assume I factor in the volume of water I dissolve the sugar in?

edit: I see, you mean weight of sugar.
 

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that calculator is by volume. I assume I factor in the volume of water I dissolve the sugar in?

edit: I see, you mean weight of sugar.

Yes,weight of sugar the calculator gives you. Anyway,I dissolve that amount of sugar in 2C of water that's been boiled for a couple minutes. Cover & cool till ready to rack beer to bottling bucket.
 
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