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3 years 5 months ago #5100 by Finnroo
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BeerRay1986 - Sat 21 Nov - 12:44

BeerRay asks. Hi all does anyone had a set amount of priming sugar they use to bottling? i use online calculators and its always under carbed!!! cheers guys

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3 years 5 months ago #5102 by Gash
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Yes this always happened to me using online calculators.
It’s about 6grams per longneck 750ml. And 3g per stubby. Cheers

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3 years 5 months ago #5103 by Finnroo
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Years ago I built my self a hot box out of an old wardrobe. Set the temp to 20deg c but just could not get a decent carbonation. Sometimes I just cannot see the wood for the trees. Turn out that because I had fitted the light bulb and thermostat at the inside top of the wardrobe where the temp was sitting nicely at 20degc ,the bottom of the wardrobe where i had my bottles sitting to carbonate was about 10degc. Cheers ,a bit of food for thought lol.

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3 years 5 months ago #5104 by Finnroo
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Oh ,so sorry ,i forgot to ask are you bulk adding sugar into a bottling bucket?
If so and your carb temp is good and after 2 weeks priming and a good 2 days in the fridge which is important ,and your still not happy just increase a bit. What style of carbonation are you going for. Ordinary bitter is very low for example but you may want to go more for an American IPA if your used to highly carbonated beers.
Like everything in home brewing, its a learning curve. Hope it goes well ,just dont over carb lol. cheers.

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3 years 5 months ago #5105 by BeerRay1986
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Gday

Thanks for the reply gash. I might do a couple of split batches to see the differences I’ve just been a bit worried about having bottle bombs.

Ray

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3 years 5 months ago #5106 by BeerRay1986
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Hi fineroo

After reading the few comments I decided to check a few things out I put a thermometer in the garage and have worked out where my beer is always sits between around 13-20 degrees of the last week. I’m thinking I may need to build a “hot box” type storage or get another fermentation fridge and use that for my carbonating. I am bulk priming I’ve given up with drops I’ve found it was to hit and miss for instance 2 carb drops in a 750 of a pale ale
I did was like champagne yet it had fully fermented I did a very similar beer and went for 2.6 on the carb calc and bulk primed and it was like english bitter or pump style tap. I’ll
Just have to have a play around with this one bit of trial and error. I’ve really increased my brewing recently so I’m going to have plenty to play around with.
Once again cheers for the response and happy brewing to all
Ray

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