From the HBD Archive
From: Chris Shenton <chris@asylum.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Subject: Priming timing problems ?
Date: 1989-11-21 16:06:14 GMT

Kenneth Kron writes:
> Background: When I prime I usually put 3/4 cups of sugar/5 gallons into
> some warm water and pour this directly into my fermenter. I then slosh
> it around some and let it sit for 20 min. then go ahead and bottle. And
> I have gotten very good results so far.
I would suggest boiling the sugar in a little water to kill any nasties. I just
add some water to a Pyrex measuring cup containing 3/4C sugar, then toss in
microwave until it boils. I then add this to the fermenter and let it hang out
while I clean my bottles, to let the sugar distribute itself.

> So I don't know if should I uncap all the bottles run around and add
> sugar to them all ...
Sounds like you're asking for contamination. I'd let it hang out.

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