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Roger Mercier Jr (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

my end volume came in a little low after blow off and racking to secondary....how much corn sugar should i use for 4 gals? thanx
 

Paul Edwards (199.46.199.231)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you bottling or kegging?

I use 4 ounces (by weight) of corn sugar for bottling for a 5 gal batch that I want to be "normal". So 4/5 of 4 ounces is 3.2 ounces.

I'd use a skosh more for a highly carbonated beer like a wheat beer.
 

Roger Mercier Jr (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 09:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

what's a skosh? and thanks for the input
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I find that for my serving temp. and the amount of carbonation I like, that 1 0z. per gal. works out just right.
 

PalerThanAle (65.168.73.62)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 09:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a skosh is a twinge more than a dash

PTA
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The amount of priming sugar depends on the style, the desired level of carbonation, the volume of beer and the temperature at which it was fermented (due to CO2 already in solution). You can use ProMash or the online Carbonation Calculator to determine the correct amount. It is more accurate to measure the sugar by weight than by volume.
 

Paul Edwards (68.249.105.154)
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 10:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PTA,

aren't twinges and dashes metric measurements?

A skosh is a dab more than a tish, in English units.

Roger,

John Palmer, in "How To Brew", recommends 4-5 ounces (by weight) of sugar for bottling a 5 gallon batch.

The carbonation calculator will dial you in. I'd forgotten about that site, Bill.
 

PalerThanAle (24.223.211.140)
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 03:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was doing the conversion within the measurements. Everyone knows that it takes a twinge, two dabs and a tish to make a skosh.
B = twinge, E= dab, R = tish therefore
B+E+E+R = Beer. I think. You might want to drink a skosh and check my math.

PTA
 

Dan Mourglea (67.240.59.125)
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 04:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

and an iddy-bit is a tad more than a smidgeon. . .
 

Roger Mercier Jr (150.159.224.8)
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that online calcualtor is the best!
 

Greg Nolan (12.10.148.126)
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

4/5 of a cup.
 

Magnus Graham (148.177.161.211)
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Skosh is 7/8th of a Howfy. 1 Howfy of Oatmeal makes great Scottish Porridge. With a wee dod of salt.

Och aye the noooo!

Mag

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