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Bottling Logistics
« on: November 30, 2014, 02:14:53 PM »
Quick question to refresh my memory about bottling and priming sugar.

I normally boil the corn sugar w a small amount of water and add hot into my beer which has already been transferred to the bottling bucket.

Any best practices about stirring or swirling the bucket to ensure I get an even amount of sugar in my bottles?

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 02:18:46 PM »
I put mine in the bottle bucket first. Then I stir with a sanitized spoon but not fast enough to aerate

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 02:23:05 PM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 03:27:04 PM »

I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.
This is exactly how I do it


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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2014, 03:33:50 PM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2014, 04:04:57 PM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

I just started doing this about 5 batches ago after having some bottling issues. I feel that is incorporates the priming sugar better than dumping it in on top of the beer.

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2014, 05:54:21 PM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

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Another vote here. I haven't sugar primed in years but that's what I did and it mixed consistently well.
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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2014, 11:06:03 PM »
Quick question to refresh my memory about bottling and priming sugar.

I normally boil the corn sugar w a small amount of water and add hot into my beer

Does everybody add the sugar mixture HOT?  I normally use a honey and water mixture which I boil and then let cool.  I stir it into my beer with a large straining spoon.  Before I started using that spoon, I did have some inconstancy issues.  It's over 3" across and has quite a few small holes in it plus I stir for a minute or so to try and get a good mix.  But I didn't think I could add the sugar hot.
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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 12:21:15 AM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

I've been cooling first and following Steve in TX's advice but maybe I'll try hot next time...

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 01:46:41 AM »
Most anywhere you look for instructions, it will say to cool first, but I know there are folks on this forum that helped convince me that 2 cups or less into 5 gallons is not going to cause any problems and I have been doing it this way for last couple batches with no ill effects


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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 01:54:41 AM »
I don't cool it. I boil for a few minutes and let it sit while I get everything else situated. Maybe 10 minutes. Once I dump it into the room temp bucket and start the beer flowing, it won't make a big difference.

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 02:00:08 AM »
+2.  Never cooled either.
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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 03:02:47 AM »
I do like Steve.  First thing I do is boil the bottling sugar then it cools as I sanitize and get everything else in position.  By the time I'm racking the beer it's been 10-15 minutes
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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2014, 03:43:35 AM »
If it melts through the bottom of the bottling bucket that would be too hot. Otherwise it should be fine.

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Re: Bottling Logistics
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2014, 04:00:31 AM »
Priming sugar before beer shall have no fear...
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