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Kegging and Bottling / Volume of Sugar by weight needed...
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:43:39 PM »

I'm currently watching a batch of berliner-weisse bubble away, I've made up a recipe based on the "brewing with wheat" book, to which the instructions on bottling read: bottle with krausen to 4.00 volumes of CO2 on the third day of fermentation. 

Well... I didn't keep any krausen, and was planning on using priming sugar.  The math (taken from "Brewing by the Numbers,"(Zymurgy, Summer, 1995)) for the right volume (I'm fermenting at approx 75 degrees F) would be approx 257 grams of corn sugar...  This assumes complete fermentation... 

What I'm not sure about is if I'll have complete fermentation after three days.  According to the book, you just bottle it up anyway.  Anyone have any suggestions for it?  My OG was approx 1.030, so I'll take a gravity reading on the third day to confirm, but I'm not sure if it's SUPPOSED to be done or not.  I need help!  I'm going to cork and bottle in used Ommegang bottles, so I think they can handle the pressure, but I don't want to get above 4.00 volumes! 

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

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