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Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« on: February 09, 2016, 05:43:40 PM »
I took a crack at my first "non-brew kit" batch using the recipe here: http://beerrecipes.org/showrecipe.php?recipeid=110#sthash.Yrhxpb2f.dpbs.  I auto siphoned directly from the primary fermenter into my bottles and capped them.  The problem is, I now realize I didn't add anything the way of priming sugar prior to capping the bottles.  They've been sitting bottled for about 3 days. Can I simply uncapped the bottles and add priming sugar?  Any other ideas?

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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 05:48:12 PM »
You should be able to do that, or pick up some carb tablets and add proper amount to each bottle. Trying to figure out how much sugar to add to each individual bottle may be quite a headache and allow for more O2 ingress between weighing, adding, and recapping. Good luck either way
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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 05:51:43 PM »
I would go with the tablets, adding sugar is a a PIA.

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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 05:53:55 PM »
And uncap, add tablet, and re-cap one at a time, quickly. Don't uncap all at once.
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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 10:10:44 PM »
I would suggest he use new caps for recapping.
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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 12:02:03 AM »
+1 on all 3 of the last comments
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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 12:26:18 AM »
Carb tablets, dry malt, sugar cubes or table sugar. A dry funnel is handy for the loose stuff.
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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 03:15:18 AM »
Can I simply add a tablet to each bottle and cap?  Is there a certain size tablet to put in each or a way to figure that out?  Want to make sure my beer doesn't explode.

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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 03:52:06 AM »
Try this solution.  Damn it, it works!  And it's so easy.  Uncap, squirt the needed times, recap.  Done.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=23215.msg296546#msg296546
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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2016, 11:23:50 PM »
Take a look at "Domino Sugar Dots".  One "Dot" cube will give you about 2.4 volumes of CO2.

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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 10:54:36 PM »
Pour all the bottles out into a bucket. Run the beer into a keg! I joke.

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Re: Help - Forgot to Add Priming Sugar when Bottling
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2016, 02:58:10 AM »
We have carbonated using sugar pills from our local home brew store.  3 or 4 to a bottle.  That way you can be consistent.   recap with new caps.  Really shouldn't be a problem.  we have had to uncap before to add a little yeast to some hi ABV brews that failed to carbonate as well.  never had a problem.