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9 hours ago, doughboysigep said:

I have some 12 oz, 16 oz, and 20 pages bottles.  What are the sugar quantities for carbonating each?  

 

12 oz. = 1 tsp

16 oz = 2 tsp

20 oz = ???

 

 

Those online calculators are great.  I referenced them for several batches until I realized what carbonation level I preferred.  For me it's:
12 oz. = 1/2 tsp (one Domino's Dot)
16-17 oz. = 1 tsp (two Domino's Dots)
This is unless I'm doing a lighter-style beer (like one based on the CAL HME) in which case I like just a bit more carbonation so I add about another 1/8 tsp per 12 oz. bottle and 1/4 tsp per 16-17 oz.

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so by these calculators and what others have said, the rates are ~1/2 what the Mr Beer directions state.  Am I reading/calculating correctly?  Are the Mr Beer rates overly inflated for a reason - I've gone by those rates and haven't had any issues (if anything, my ciders seem "flat" - no head)?  What about ciders - there is no option on NB for them?

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I don'the know what a tsb is, but you should be using teaspoons, tsp, not tablespoons, tbl or tbsp.

 

While adding a quarter teaspoon will not create a bottle bomb, it is not needed.  In fact, if you look at the Mr. Beer priming chart, both sizes have 1 teaspoon recommended.

 

Edit - love my phone's spell correction...

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2 hours ago, RickBeer said:

I don'the know what a tsb is, but you should be using teaspoons, top, not tablespoons, tbl or tbsp.

 

While adding a quarter teaspoon will not create a bottle bomb, it is not needed.  In fact, if you look at the Mr. Beer priming chart, both sizes have 1 teaspoon recommended.

 

You made a mistake in the exact same abbreviation for which you're trying to correct the dude.

 

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4 hours ago, RickBeer said:

I don'the know what a tsb is, but you should be using teaspoons, tsp, not tablespoons, tbl or tbsp.

 

While adding a quarter teaspoon will not create a bottle bomb, it is not needed.  In fact, if you look at the Mr. Beer priming chart, both sizes have 1 teaspoon recommended.

 

Edit - love my phone's spell correction...

Phone auto correct. Figured we were at a point in society where we could understand that phones suck at corrections. Guess not. But yes it's teaspoon or tsp. In any event the site has 16 ounces at 1tsp but the next size up is 20 ounces. The bottles I'm using are 16.9  So figured i'd have to compensate for that .9. But didn't want to create a bottle bomb. So figured I'd ask. 

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On 4/19/2017 at 7:57 AM, Shrike said:

 

Those online calculators are great.  I referenced them for several batches until I realized what carbonation level I preferred.  For me it's:
12 oz. = 1/2 tsp (one Domino's Dot)
16-17 oz. = 1 tsp (two Domino's Dots)
This is unless I'm doing a lighter-style beer (like one based on the CAL HME) in which case I like just a bit more carbonation so I add about another 1/8 tsp per 12 oz. bottle and 1/4 tsp per 16-17 oz.

old thread, but quick question: i have a pretty good surplus of mrb/coopers carb drops that I would like to use. Is one drop ok for a 12 oz bottle or is that too much? they're impossible to cut and that's too much effort. I've been ignoring them for some time and just using domino dots. what do y'all think?

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2 hours ago, Jdub said:

old thread, but quick question: i have a pretty good surplus of mrb/coopers carb drops that I would like to use. Is one drop ok for a 12 oz bottle or is that too much? they're impossible to cut and that's too much effort. I've been ignoring them for some time and just using domino dots. what do y'all think?

 

I was able to cut my MRB carbo drops with a pill cutter (per Rick's advice) so I could add 2 & 1/2 to my 32 oz bottles.  Unless yours have gotten hard with age, the pill cutter trick works slick.

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2 hours ago, RickBeer said:

It's twice what most consider proper carbonation, and 33% more than what Mr. Beer suggests.  That should tell you something.

i'll save them for when i don't want to wash bottles and i use 740ml PET's. 

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