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priming bottles
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:09:14 AM »
hello again,

i just have one more quick question.  what should i put in the bottles prior to bottling (for priming the bottles).  Should i use normal white sugar, or are there any other options.  And how much should be used per bottle?

thanks again
andy

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Re: priming bottles
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 12:48:10 PM »
andy,
 I recommend siphoning your beer off to a container temporarily and then adding the sugar so you can get an even mix before bottling.

 I generally recommend "corn sugar" for priming.  It is available at your local brew store.  BeerSmith can help calculate how much sugar you need (by weight) for a given desired level of carbonation.

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Re: priming bottles
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 08:20:32 PM »
Is there a plan to add other priming options to beersmith? I only see corn sugar, dme, forced carbonation or corn sugar in a keg. (of course I could be missing something).
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Re: priming bottles
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 11:11:24 PM »
What other options would you like to see - some have mentioned honey, but what else do you use for priming?

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Re: priming bottles
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 12:17:33 PM »
Brad,
I think I would suggest honey, molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar and maybe even table sugar, although there might be more suggestions from others.
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