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Saison beer priming sugar
« on: June 06, 2014, 02:27:50 PM »
I'm just about to bottle a saison beer that I biab .
I'm try to find out how much dextrose should I add as priming sugar for a 5 gallon batch. I use an online calculator and it says 6 oz,  that seems a lot to me.

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Re: Saison beer priming sugar
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 03:52:06 PM »
Depends a bit on your storage temp.  6 is about right for 3-3.5 volumes

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Re: Saison beer priming sugar
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 05:34:42 PM »
Temperature average 65f to 70 don't know how to determine the volume, perhaps you can be kind enough to educate me on the one. ;-)
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Re: Saison beer priming sugar
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 03:32:10 AM »
To determine your target volume you really just have to google around, there's a range of opinions on some styles.  I just happened to listen to Jamils Saison episode yesterday and he recommends 3-3.5, though most others are saying a little less than 3.   Once you start kegging the advantage is you can just ramp it up til it tastes good to you, which is really all that matters and you wont even look at charts or calculators again.

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Re: Saison beer priming sugar
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 06:14:52 AM »
And your own preference for highly carb'd beer too.  What may fit the style may not be your taste.  I just saw recently that typical brown bottles are rated for 3# pressure.

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Re: Saison beer priming sugar
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 08:09:12 AM »
I should have mentioned to watch your bottle pressure if you decide to go high.  Its been a while.  If you look around some bottle let you go higher, swingtop or grolsch, champagne bottles, PET plastic bottles.  Never tried plastic, likely wont.

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Re: Saison beer priming sugar
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 04:37:09 PM »
Thank guys, I did the calculation using yeastcalc.com and it give me 6 oz of dextrose for bottles I tough it was high, and that is what I did hope I'm not going to beer bomb. ; (

 

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