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2nd time brewing, sugar question

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I finished off my liters of the pale ale that came with the kit. to me it had way to much carbonation.
It felt like a soda lol.

I read to cut back the sugar some to eliminate this issue.

I'm going to do either the Patriot Ale, the American Ale, or the Classic American Light next.

Any recommendations on cutting the sugar back on these?

I'm not ready to start adding anything else to these batches, unless its really that easy, but I would like to know the opinions on whether or not to not use the recommended sugar amount on these next batches.

Thanks!

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Search on here for batch priming, u will get more consistant and correct carb levels. The recommeded sugar in the instructions are a little high on the carb side. I cann't help you on bottle levels, have not bottle primed in well over a year.

I don't remember welcoming you, or did I? Either way:
Welcome to the forum!

Some good reads:
http://community.mrbeer.com/forum/8-new-brewers-and-faqs/123726-simple-guide-line
http://community.mrbeer.com/forum/8-new-brewers-and-faqs/65050-new-brewers-please-read-malt-to-adjunct-ratios
http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html
http://www.brewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/2207/BA_Beer_Style_2010.pdf
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?11878171#tag
http://www.beerborg.com/index/

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Thanks FIT!

I've been browsing through the links and searching the forums. I think I'm gonna chop back the sugar a little on the next one and see what happens.

I can't wait to experiment a little more with ingredients.

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"agentguerry" post=315651 said:

Thanks FIT!

I can't wait to experiment a little more with ingredients.

Welcome, glad to help. Going mad scientist is fun, but if I may, get a few under your belt first. I tried to experiment when I first started, it was not good.. LOL. Ya need ta get a few under your belt to get a good basic understanding of brewing, then take small steps in changes. You be happier in the end. IMHO

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Use this:

http://www.thescrewybrewer.com/p/brewing-tools-formulas.html

Screwy has a Bottle Priming Calculator that will help you get exact measurements for the sugar to use depending on the style of beer you are making. Its a great tool that I use before almost every bottling session. You will be much happier with the results than your last batch!

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Try between 60 and 70% of the Mr Beer levels. If you bottle prime, do different levels and mark them, it will help you for the future.

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I bottle 12 oz bottles, mr beer refs 3/4 teaspoon per bottle, I use a little less around 1/2 teaspoon. What I did was I bottled a batch using different measures, marked how much went into each bottle then compared. Some folks like it more or less carbonated than others. There are also numerous calculators that will figure the amount for you. These come in handy also. :stout:

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"Bull" post=315707 said:

I bottle 12 oz bottles, mr beer refs 3/4 teaspoon per bottle, I use a little less around 1/2 teaspoon. What I did was I bottled a batch using different measures, marked how much went into each bottle then compared. Some folks like it more or less carbonated than others. There are also numerous calculators that will figure the amount for you. These come in handy also. :stout:

For those math challenged :laugh: , 1/2 teaspoon for a 12 oz bottle would be 66.7% of the Mr. Beer levels. So, a little less than 1/2 is closer to 60%. Hence my recommendation to try 60 - 70% levels.

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I am a product of the NC public school system, I am math challenged! And reading and writing challenged as well! :chug:

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I guess I'm the odd one out here. In general I've been happy with the sugar recommendations that came with the kit.

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I have not been all about matching carb styles with beer styles yet. That will chnage once I brew to Sat Pat's Irish Stoiut and won;t want a lot of fizz in that one.

I found the 2.5 tsp per Litre to be a bit carby so I dropped it to 2.0 tsp and have been happy with that carb level in all of my pilsner and pale ale styles. It was also OK in the Amber IPA I made from ADIPA.

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