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Priming

Postby Dauwd » Sat Jun 09, 2001 7:23 pm

I've used an online caluculator to figure the desired amount of malt for priming a 5 gallon batch of beer. But the calculator says nothing about how much water I should use to dissolve the malt in. Would someone please let me know.
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About two cups.

Postby jeff » Mon Jun 11, 2001 6:07 am

For a five gallon batch, 1-1/4 cups of dry malt extract boiled for ten minutes in two cups of water will do the job. The amount of priming sugar is more important than the amount of water it is dissolved in. Sometimes I use the water that I boil the priming sugar in to increase the volume of my beer if needed. If my terminal gravity turns out to be a bit high after complete fermentation, I use a little more water when priming to dilute the beer slightly.
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