How much priming sugar

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How much corn sugar would I have to add to about 19L of beer?  It calls for
1 tsp for 750ml but I'd rather add it to a clean primary and put my beer in
there and then bottle.  Thanks guys.



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I'm guessing it's gonna be about 2/3 opf a cup just using some simple
ratios.



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Dirty Harry wrote:

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I don't know, volume wise; as for weight, I think its supposed to be
about 3 ounces or thereabouts for 5 gallons of beer.  For more
precision, I weigh mine in grams rather than ounces, and I now usually
add 130 grams per 4.5 gallon batch, and am very satisfied at that
priming rate -- which comes out to about 5 ounces for 5 gallons,
including the priming mixture.  I don't know what the volume of sugar is
for 5 ounces.

Cheers.

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Thanks Bill!  I'll be hanging around here a lot more in the future I think.
I'm really excited about getting back into beer making!



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According to the book "How to Brew" by John J. Palmer (that came with my
kit), 2/3 cup (3.7 oz.) of white sugar or 3/4 cup (4 oz.) of corn sugar
disolved in 2 cups of water for a 5-gallon batch.

With reference to corn sugar, it also says you can go up to 5 oz. (25% more)
or down to 3 oz. (33% less) depending on if you want more or less
carbonization.   I suspect you can also increase or decrease by a similar
proportion using white sugar.


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Well I ended up using 2/3 since I didn't get an answer back in time lol.  I
tried one out today (only about about week in the bottle) and it had mild
carbonation but I'm hoping it will ferment out a little over the next week.
The taste was great though so even if I don't get any more bubbles this
batch won't last too long :-) It was only 19L which is less then 5 gallons
so it should get a few more bubbles.
Cheers




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Dirty Harry wrote:

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I noticed that no one with the user name 'Dirty Harry' has posted
anything over on the Usenet group rec.crafts.brewing. Does your news
service carry that group, because there is a whole lot more traffic over
there, and you're likely to be able to get answers much more quickly.  I
only occasionally check this group because there isn't as much activity.

Cheers.

Bill Velek - PERSONAL sites = www.velek.com & www.2plus2is4.com
1,100+ members Grow Hops, Barley, Herbs: www.tinyurl.com/29zr8r
860+ homebrewer group just for Equipment: www.tinyurl.com/axuol
Join 'Homebrewers' to Help Cure Disease: www.tinyurl.com/yjlnyv

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Thanks! That one does have way more articles!



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