HOMEBREW Digest #5553 Wed 20 May 2009

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  Priming sugar ("Bill & Sara Frazier")
  RE:  Priming ("David Houseman")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 22:32:06 -0500 From: "Bill & Sara Frazier" <bsfrazier at att.net> Subject: Priming sugar "The point is that without enough convection/agitation problems will occur. -S" For 5 gallon batches of beer I pump or siphon beer into a bottling bucket. When there is an inch of beer in the bucket I add a previously boiled solution of 3/4 cup corn sugar in 2 cups water. When all beer has been added to the bucket I stir just enough to move the beer...no vortex. After 3 minutes I fill into bottles. For years this has given well carbonated beer...no noticeable difference between carbonation bottle to bottle. Bill Frazier Olathe, Kansas Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 07:35:36 -0400 From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net> Subject: RE: Priming Steve (-S) says "The point is that without enough convection/agitation problems will occur." This is true. Although I haven't seen any studies done to identify what "enough" is, my own experience matches John's and Randall's and I'll postulate that for practical purposes "enough" is very low. Simply pouring a boiled sugar syrup into the bottling bucket, siphoning beer into the bucket and a few gentle stirs results in even carbonation without oxidation. Quick, easy, effective. No science, just experience. David Houseman Return to table of contents
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