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From: Mark Freeman <MFreeman@VERMITHRAX.SCH.Symbolics.COM>
Subject: RE: Priming questions
Date: 1990-01-26 18:23:00 GMT

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 90 18:02:31 EST
From: Brian Glendenning <brian@radio.astro.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Priming questions


I have some questions about priming with sugar to get the beer
carbonated.

1) Is the amount of priming sugar independent of the bottle size? In
other words, should I be using the same amount (~3/4 cup) of priming
sugar if I'm bottling in 1l bottles rather than 12oz?

Yes, the amount you use depends on the size of the batch. For a
five gallon batch, I use 1/2 - 3/4 cup of malt extract. The
largest bottles I've used are 0,5l. I haven't had a
carbonation explosion, yet.

2) How about head space?

In the bottle? For 12 oz. bottles I leave about 2 - 3 inches
clearance, or about halfway up the neck.

3) Does it make a noticeable difference if you use malt extract
instead of corn sugar?

I've never used corn sugar, so I can't say. In my last batch of
pale ale, I used 1/2 cup of dark malt extract to give it an
amber color.

Thanks!

Brian
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Brian Glendenning - Radio astronomy, University of Toronto
brian@radio.astro.utoronto.ca utai!radio.astro!brian glendenn@utorphys.bitnet

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