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Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« on: June 02, 2015, 12:28:36 AM »
I got a 2L charred oak barrel for my birthday! (It came from Oak Barrels LTD)  (www.oakbarrelsltd.com)

I made a basic porter (clone of Anchor Porter) and will bottle all but the 2 liters, which will age in the barrel for about 4 weeks.

I plan to bottle the 2 liters (about 5 1/2 12 oz bottles) but I am not sure how much bottling sugar to add per bottle.  How much should I use???

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 12:51:50 AM »
First you need to see how much sugar you need for 5 gal, not sure what your using to prime. Then take 10.4 % of that and thats your 2L amount. (From my conversion calculation). If your doing it per bottle just take the oz that you get and divide by amount of bottles your using.

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 12:57:12 AM »
Roughly 2-3 g per bottle depending on desired carbonation.
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 01:51:35 AM »
1 teaspoon of cane sugar is fine, I do this once in a while and it works.
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 02:28:13 AM »
1 teaspoon of cane sugar is fine, I do this once in a while and it works.

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I've done this for the occasional few bottles and it's worked fine.  Cooper's drops too.
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 03:00:30 AM »
1 sugar cube per bottle

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 01:32:13 PM »
After four weeks in that small of a new barrel you may find that the beer is too oaky. You may need to blend that back into unoaked beer. I'd probably hold off on bottling any of the batch and check on that barrel every few days to see when it is getting too oaky.
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 02:34:09 PM »
Thanks all!

Reverse:  Good point.  Thanks.

I will report back when I see how it all comes out.

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 02:53:11 AM »
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 02:41:23 PM »
1 sugar cube per bottle

This remains on my list of things I need to try.

I've found the Brewer's Best conditioning tablets to be inconsistent.  But, that may be attributable to how I store them and the fact that the break into pieces sometimes.
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2015, 05:42:15 PM »
1 sugar cube per bottle

This remains on my list of things I need to try.

I've found the Brewer's Best conditioning tablets to be inconsistent.  But, that may be attributable to how I store them and the fact that the break into pieces sometimes.
I've been wanting to try sugar cubes as well. I am very happy with the Coopers carbonation drops for my purposes, but if sugar cubes work then I'll definitely keep some on hand for this.
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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2015, 06:28:01 PM »
Just make sure to get the smaller 4g cubes as the "normal size" I find around me are of the 10g variety.

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2015, 09:47:52 PM »
I've found the Brewer's Best conditioning tablets to be inconsistent.  But, that may be attributable to how I store them and the fact that the break into pieces sometimes.

I eat the broken pieces  ;D

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2015, 04:41:01 PM »
Just make sure to get the smaller 4g cubes as the "normal size" I find around me are of the 10g variety.

Domino Dots are 2.50 grams per cube should you not need 4.0 grams of sucrose.

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Re: Priming 1 12 oz bottle??
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2015, 06:47:37 PM »
For consistency between bottles I always sterilize a pot. Then I mix my beer and (x) amount of priming sugar which I previously melted in a cup or so of water (let cool before mixing with beer). To know how much sugar I need I use the link I pasted below.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/learn/resources/priming-sugar-calculator/