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HoppyHoppyJoyJoy

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Recipe I'm using from the Clone Beer book, calls for priming with 1.25 cups of Extra Light DME.

Problem is, I've never tried this. I assume I'd want to dissolve it in boiling water first, but the book says zip,zero,nada on the subject.

Beer is five gallons of Pilsner Urquel Clone btw.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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Yes, you will want the DME to mix thoroughly so dissolving it in some boiling water, then cooling before incorporating it would be a good idea. You can use a bunch of different fermentables to prime. If you would rather just use corn sugar, you can do that too.
 

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dissolve it in 2 cups of water, boil for 10 min, then cool it and use for priming.
 
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brewt00l said:
Yes, you will want the DME to mix thoroughly so dissolving it in some boiling water, then cooling before incorporating it would be a good idea. You can use a bunch of different fermentables to prime. If you would rather just use corn sugar, you can do that too.
Cool, thanks.

Any idea which would produce more carbonation/faster/better?

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Alright then. I'm going with the dextrose.

I'm bottling in about five minutes, I'll sort out "better" next time. :D

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brewt00l said:
Yes, you will want the DME to mix thoroughly so dissolving it in some boiling water, then cooling before incorporating it would be a good idea. You can use a bunch of different fermentables to prime. If you would rather just use corn sugar, you can do that too.
I've never cooled it before adding it to the bottling bucket. I use DME because it makes me feel better.;) I don't know if you'd ever really notice the difference.
 
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