Author Topic: Too much water in priming solution  (Read 1331 times)

Offline jaleclair

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 8
    • View Profile
Too much water in priming solution
« on: May 06, 2012, 08:05:14 AM »
In process of bottling my second attempt at home brewing, this batch is a Summer Ale (kit) and when preparing my priming solution I have discover I used 4 cups of water with my German Oktoberfest instead of the called for 2 cups. Had 4 gallons of brew giving me 46 bottles in carbonation.
How much will this effect the outcome of the in bottle carbonation? Will my first attempt be a fizzless failure?  Yes practice makes perfect. I'm starting to believe my knowledge about home brewing is starting out like my computer knowledge..... learn thought mistakes.
A little advice would be greatly appreciated.

Offline ckpash88

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 299
    • View Profile
Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 08:12:16 AM »
2 extra cups in four gallons is nothing. You could almost an extra gallon and you'd still like it. Relax don't worry have a homebrew


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici
By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the Universe

Offline hokerer

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2634
  • Manassas, VA
    • View Profile
Re: Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 08:14:19 AM »
Yep, you'll be fine
Joe

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11654
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 09:21:36 AM »
Not a problem.  But you can use as little water as you can get away with for boiling your priming sugar.  I usually try to keep it under a cup.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline a10t2

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3157
  • Ask me why I don't like Chico!
    • View Profile
    • SeanTerrill.com
Re: Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 09:27:38 AM »
But you can use as little water as you can get away with for boiling your priming sugar.

+1. The solubility for sugar at high temperatures is more than 4:1. So if you're using a typical 125 g to prime, you can use less than 30 mL (1 fl oz) of water.
Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.
http://seanterrill.com/category/brewing/

Offline euge

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 7221
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 11:17:23 AM »
I've found success when using the sugar solution still hot. I find that it mixes better. I also prefer to use about 2 cups of hot solution so that it isn't as viscous and it tends to mix more thoroughly.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline hokerer

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2634
  • Manassas, VA
    • View Profile
Re: Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 11:46:05 AM »
I've found success when using the sugar solution still hot. I find that it mixes better. I also prefer to use about 2 cups of hot solution so that it isn't as viscous and it tends to mix more thoroughly.

I like a little extra water for that reason also.  Made it too thick recently and it took forever for the syrup to pour out of the pan.
Joe

Offline Wheat_Brewer

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 206
  • Bad Bunny Brewing
    • View Profile
Re: Too much water in priming solution
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 12:52:09 PM »
I've found success when using the sugar solution still hot. I find that it mixes better. I also prefer to use about 2 cups of hot solution so that it isn't as viscous and it tends to mix more thoroughly.

+1 to this!! I've had several batches were I used warm or cold water and found half my bottles were under carbonated and the other half bottle bombs.

Homebrewing isn't my obsession, it's my life calling, there's a difference.

AHA Lifetime Member