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Martin Egerup

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Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« on: January 26, 2010, 08:39:48 AM »
Hi,

I would like to see the option of carbonating with sucrose in the recipe window.
Would you consider adding this option in a later version?

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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 01:50:43 PM »
I tried this.  I didn't realize I might need a bit more than the corn sugar.

Net result, really slow carb. 

I wound up just getting a huge-ass bag of the corn sugar, I'd rather put another 50cent into my recipee than wait another 6-8 weeks to get some fizz.
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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 08:56:26 PM »
The next version we release actually has carbonation profiles so you can choose many different types of priming agents.

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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 08:13:53 AM »
I have also been told that it takes more Table sugar to carbonate with. Which got me to thinking (I know scary right!). What if you inverted the sucrose and then added it.

To me it only makes sense if you invert it, It would work better/faster than just plain sucrose. Would it be the same as corn sugar? If you think about it, your boiling the mix anyhow. Just add some lemon juice and your done.

Your thoughts.

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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 09:16:13 PM »
I have also been told that it takes more Table sugar to carbonate with. Which got me to thinking (I know scary right!). What if you inverted the sucrose and then added it.

To me it only makes sense if you invert it, It would work better/faster than just plain sucrose. Would it be the same as corn sugar? If you think about it, your boiling the mix anyhow. Just add some lemon juice and your done.

Your thoughts.

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Preston

Actually it takes *less* cane sugar to carbonate than corn sugar .

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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 11:31:23 PM »
I recently found a good article on priming
 http://www.brewery.org/library/YPrimerMH.html
 and it does say that dextrose is fully fermentable but its chemical composition means that an extra 15% by weight is needed to get the same carbonation as sucrose (table sugar)
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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 11:38:53 PM »
The next version we release actually has carbonation profiles so you can choose many different types of priming agents.

Cheers,
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So is this an update on all versions?  or only on new versions, when will this be happening?
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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 09:23:31 PM »
The carbonation profiles will be in V2.0 which I'm hoping to release by the end of this year.  It does depend on how the testing goes - but I'm working on it full time now.

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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 03:52:01 PM »
The carbonation profiles will be in V2.0 which I'm hoping to release by the end of this year.  It does depend on how the testing goes - but I'm working on it full time now.

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I brew with the BIAB method, and with the popularity of it now, have you given considerations to V2 having a configurable BIAB mashing profile? as that is something I haven't managed to get working very well so far
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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 09:34:29 AM »
Nothing is more aggravating than a batch that doesn't carbonate. If you're gonna bottle as opposed to kegging, then "Hey! __it happens."

What I do when it happens (and fortunately, that's not often) is I uncap all my glass bottles & pour off my contents into plastic (PET) soda bottles, cap 'em with Fizz Giz caps & hit 'em with the Fizz Giz dispenser preset to reach desired 15PSI or thereabout. It's a quick fix and I don't stay pissed off very long - especially if I can quickly chill my potion.

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Re: Carbonation with Sucrose (Table Sugar)
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 01:40:00 AM »
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