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Steve Anderson
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Username: Steveinmemphis

Post Number: 139
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 04:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a 2 liter growler I am going to fill with the the extra 1/2 gallon of ESB in my secondary (the rest will be kegged). I am going to use some Coopers priming drops. If I were bottling, I would use one drop in each 12 oz. bottle. I know that you use less priming sugar in a 5 gallon keg than you would if you were bottling 5 gallons.

Does the same principal hold true for this situation? Should I use less than 5 "drops" in the growler? If so, any suggestions as to how many?
Steve Anderson
 

Bill Aimonetti
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Username: Zuchinnicat

Post Number: 322
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure I would bottle condition in a growler. You might get away with it with an ESB at traditional CO2 volumes but it seems a little risky. Maybe just save the growler flat in the fridge and add it to the keg after you drink a gallon or so.
 

Bill Moore
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Username: Bill_beerman

Post Number: 294
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wouldn't bottle condition in a growler either.

The only bottles I've ever had blow up on me were 1 litre swing tops. Blew the bottom out of three of them with no problems with 12 oz bottles from the same batch.
 

Michael Boyd
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Username: Mlboyd

Post Number: 280
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bottle in 1 and/or 1 Ĺ -liter swing-tops every time I bottle. And have never had a problem. I have bottled in magnum champagne bottles on occasion. And since Iíve always bulk primed, the bigger bottles got the same ratio of new sugar as the 12ís. If youíre concerned, I would suggest using the smaller amount of drops and if itís a little less carbed, RDWHAHB. Specifically, an ESB ;-}.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 2247
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 11:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

no problem at all carbonating in growlers...there is only 2 reasons for bottle bombs.1) contamination and 2) incomplete fermentation
prime as you would a normally
Bellybuster Bob
www.bellybuster.netfirms.com
 

Steve Anderson
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Username: Steveinmemphis

Post Number: 140
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 03:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I hope BBB is right. I added 4 Coopers "Carbonation Drops" and set it in a closet inside a plastic garbage bag.

Thanks to all for your input.
Steve Anderson
 

Brewzz
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Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 228
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 06:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How much corn sugar would one use per 12 oz. bottle in you only wanted to do a couple of bottles?
Cheers,Brewzz
 

Steve Anderson
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Username: Steveinmemphis

Post Number: 141
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 03:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewzz,

I've use 1/10 oz. per bottle before with good carbonation. I think I remember it being a little more fizzy than I wanted, but not too bad.
Steve Anderson
 

Steve Sampson
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Username: Sampsosm

Post Number: 106
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 03:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've always used 3/4 teaspoon per bottle with good results.