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Priming sugar for 1 gal.
« on: August 06, 2011, 09:42:42 AM »
Sorry, I can't find my copy of How to Brew anywhere so I'm asking here.
I have a 1 gallon jug of wheat beer that I put on pureed apricots.  The secondary fermentation has now subsided and I'm going to bottle it but I have no idea how much sugar to use for slightly less than 1 gallon.  I'm going to put it in the fridge for a couple days to help it clear and settle and then siphon off the beer, leaving the apricot sludge behind which is why I'll be shy of a gallon.  Any suggestions how much table sugar to use for this amount of beer?

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Re: Priming sugar for 1 gal.
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 10:34:20 AM »
Use 1/5 (or slightly less depending on how far under a gallon you'll be) of the amount you'd use for 5 gal. Roughly 20-30 g, depending on the desired carbonation level.
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Re: Priming sugar for 1 gal.
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 02:21:28 PM »
Thanks.  I know the 1/5 thing seems pretty intuitive.  Forgot to mention that I don't prime with sugar, only keg with CO2 which is why I tried to find How to Brew to see how much sugar for 5 gals and then divide by 5 but I couldn't find it.  20-30 grams is what I was needing.

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Re: Priming sugar for 1 gal.
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 03:31:54 PM »
No need to dig out your copy of HTB either, since it's online: http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter11-4.html

There are plenty of calculators out there too: http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html
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