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Fizz drops
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:54:12 AM »
Included with a one gallon extract kit, I received a bottle of Fermenter's Favorites Fizz Drops. Are they worth using, or should I use corn sugar or something similar?

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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 06:50:25 AM »
Ive never used them but ive heard they can leave a film on the top of your beer.  The film is left behind by whatever bonds the drops together.

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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 07:04:09 AM »
I wouldn't buy them. But if I got them for free, I'd definitely use them. At the least, you'll know exactly why you should or should not use them in the future. The experience is worth a gallon of beer to me.
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 08:52:21 AM »
Ive never used them but ive heard they can leave a film on the top of your beer.  The film is left behind by whatever bonds the drops together.

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these ones appear to be different than the muntons carb tabs though. those are a white tablet these look more like a little chunk of rock candy. I'd give them a try.
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 09:07:17 AM »
I haven't tried that brand, but all the other ones I've tried have been disappointing.
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 10:37:06 AM »
I am going to order one of these next time I place an order with Williams. I don't order from them much (twice in the past four years), so it could be a while.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/CORN-SUGAR-MEASURE-P1720.aspx

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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 10:50:36 AM »
Saw just last night that northern brewer has some new carbonation pills.

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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 11:08:56 AM »
If it's not too much of a PITA for you, maybe fill a couple clear bottles prior to mixing in your priming sugar and test out the Fizz Drops. Then you could monitor the appearance of the beer as it conditions and let us know how the results compare to traditional priming with sugar. 
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 08:47:22 AM »
I have used the Fizz Drops in my 1 gallon batches and have no problem whatsoever. To me this is easier than using corn sugar and creating a solution for such a small batch.


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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 10:19:52 AM »
I am going to order one of these next time I place an order with Williams. I don't order from them much (twice in the past four years), so it could be a while.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/CORN-SUGAR-MEASURE-P1720.aspx

I really hope this is some sort of typo or mistake. 33 mL would be roughly one ounce…

If they meant 3.3/5.0/7.5 mL, those would be 2/3 teaspoon, 1 tsp, and 1.5 tsp measures respectively. That still seems like a lot though. Maybe it assumes the sugar is sifted.

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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 10:50:16 AM »
Or they mean mg?
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 11:42:42 AM »
I'll report back if I ever order it, but I think I will go with the sugar cube method.

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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 11:58:48 AM »
Or they mean mg?

Those would be itty bitty amounts. I think the misplaced decimal is more likely, but that still means it's targeting something like 2.8 vol of CO2.
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 12:08:37 PM »
Or they mean mg?

Those would be itty bitty amounts. I think the misplaced decimal is more likely, but that still means it's targeting something like 2.8 vol of CO2.
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Re: Fizz drops
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 01:33:26 PM »
I am going to order one of these next time I place an order with Williams. I don't order from them much (twice in the past four years), so it could be a while.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/CORN-SUGAR-MEASURE-P1720.aspx

I really hope this is some sort of typo or mistake. 33 mL would be roughly one ounce…

If they meant 3.3/5.0/7.5 mL, those would be 2/3 teaspoon, 1 tsp, and 1.5 tsp measures respectively. That still seems like a lot though. Maybe it assumes the sugar is sifted.

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This corn sugar measures enough priming corn sugar for one bottle of beer. It features 33ml (12 oz.), 50ml (16 oz.) and 75ml (22-24 oz.) measuring cups for dry granulated corn sugar.

I think they mean 330ml, 500ml and 750ml as the corresponding bottle sizes for 12, 16, and 22 oz.  Rough conversion, but it's close.

FWIW, my experience is the same as Denny's with the carb drops/tabs/whatever.  Disappointment.  Planning to try the sugar cubes someday.
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