priming??

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priming??

Postby FrankieBoy007 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:03 pm

I have a batch that needs to be bottled (been in the secondary going on 2 weeks), but I won't have a chance to make a run to the homebrew store this weekend..I was wondering if there were any alternatives for priming that I could use in place of corn sugar or dried malt extract.

I DO have some liquid extract that I could use, but how much (for a 5 gal batch)?? Thanks in advance!!
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RE: Priming

Postby wottaguy » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:28 pm

Hi FrankieBoy007,

I would not use any liquid extract at this point as the sugar content is unknown and you may be creating bottle bombs!

The beer can keep another week or 2 if needed until you have the time to get the corn sugar or the DME required. It's better to be safe than sorry and ruin a batch of beer!

Hope this helps!
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Priming with table sugar

Postby slothrob » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:18 am

You can prime with simple table sugar.
Use 4.75 oz/5 gal cane sugar if you normally use 5 oz of corn sugar,
or 3.8 oz cane sugar if you prefer 4 oz of corn sugar.

Boil for 5-10 minutes in 2 cups of water and you'll never know the difference.
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Postby FrankieBoy007 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:00 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a try...wouldn't be so bad if the HBS wasn't 60-70 miles away!!

I'll let you know how it turns out..... :mrgreen:
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