Subject: RE: Priming questions
Date: 1990-01-26 18:23:00 GMT
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 90 18:02:31 EST
From: Brian Glendenning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Priming questions
I have some questions about priming with sugar to get the beer
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
Brian Glendenning - Radio astronomy, University of Toronto
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