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Carbonation Drops

Postby Suthrncomfrt1884 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:24 am

Does anyone here use these on a regular basis? I was just looking at a website that claims the coopers carb drops will fully carbonate a beer in 3 days. I'm just wondering if this is an accurate estimate...

Also, how much carbonation do they give off?
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RE: Carbonation Drops

Postby wottaguy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:24 pm

A friend of mine uses them and it seems to work good for him. Not sure about the 3 day claim tho.

I believe that they're designed to carbonate a 12 oz bottle to a CO2 volume of 2.5 or so.

I'm thinking of using these very soon to prime up a 12 pack that I want to bottle soon, then keg the rest.

But I have figured out to get 2.5 vols of CO2 for 12 - 12 oz bottles, I would have to use 1 oz of corn sugar mixed into water to give 3/4 cups of sugar primer. Then it would take 1 tablespoon of this primer for each bottle to give me the correct amount of carbonation. I just might do this instead during kegging day.

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Postby slothrob » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:32 pm

They're just sugar. They take just as long as priming with table sugar or corn sugar.
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