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Using Carb Tabs

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Stopped off at my lhbs (Midwest Supplies, in case you're interested) and got a capper and some caps on the way home from work tonight. I'm taking the plunge and bottling tomorrow in harvested bottles (Moosehead, in case you're interested).

I wanted things to be easy and consistent, so I also got some carb tabs (Brewer's Best, again ICYI). It seems like this will make bottling easier.

But my question is this: In the Mr. Beer standard instructions, where you carb with sugar, it says to invert the bottle several times to mix the sugar into the beer. Do I need to do that with the carb tabs?

I did a search on carb tabs and didn't find an answer to this question, so I figured I'd ask. (Some of us need more detailed info than others; that or a whack upside the head with a 2 x 4...)

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"coffee" post=258320 said:

But my question is this: In the Mr. Beer standard instructions, where you carb with sugar, it says to invert the bottle several times to mix the sugar into the beer. Do I need to do that with the carb tabs?

From a veteran of one successful batch of WCPA, I'm certainly no expert, but I used Domino Dots (sugar cubes) and they worked great. No bottle shake or inversion needed. From info I read on this forum, the yeast will go to where the sugar is and take care of business.

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Technically, you don't even need to do the inversion thing with regular sugar. Definitely not required with tabs.

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