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Offline aaspinall

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« on: May 28, 2019, 02:36:15 pm »
I'm brewing a beer where the recipe calls for priming with corn sugar as usual, but also with a half cup of honey. I figured if I just added the honey, and even with stirring, it wouldn't mix well. Would heating it first and then stirring it in be better? Any other options? Let me know your thoughts.
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Re: aaspinall
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 03:02:02 pm »
First, if you add the same amount of sugar plus the honey you could have bottle bombs. I would just add the sugar like usual and leave the honey out. I doubt you would get any flavor from the honey if that’s the reason for using it. If you still are adamant on adding the honey make sure you compensate with the appropriate amount of sugar. Add the honey to hot or boiling water before adding to the beer at bottling time.



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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 05:40:10 am »
I agree with dannyjed - the added honey will do very little to add flavor and if not properly proportioned with the corn sugar, you will create bombs.  For safety, I would keep the bottles covered during conditioning, just in case.
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Re: aaspinall
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 07:18:11 am »
I believe I saw a chart somewhere that Kai put together that provides X weight of various sugars to get Y volume of CO2.


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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 07:25:57 am »
I believe I saw a chart somewhere that Kai put together that provides X weight of various sugars to get Y volume of CO2.


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IIRC Palmer provides something like that too.


[You can do it the long way.  1g of fermentable sugar (not all sugars are 100% fermentable) yields 0.48g CO2, and the density of CO2 at STP is 1.98g/L.  That's all you really need to know to get your desired level of CO2 in any volume of beer -- and do take into account any fermentable sugar remaining in your beer at packaging.]
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Re: aaspinall
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 06:14:04 pm »
The recipe calls for only 3 oz of corn sugar, plus the honey. If the honey won't add any flavor, I'd just as soon use the corn sugar only (but probably use 5 oz instead of 3).

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 09:37:41 am »
The recipe calls for only 3 oz of corn sugar, plus the honey. If the honey won't add any flavor, I'd just as soon use the corn sugar only (but probably use 5 oz instead of 3).

That depends on the finished volume of beer you wish to condition and the carbonation you wish to achieve.
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