How Many carbonisation drops in 500ml bottles

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How Many carbonisation drops in 500ml bottles

Post by Scotstout » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:04 pm

I am about to bottle MYO Irish stout in 500ml bottles. Instructions say one heaped teaspoon per bottle. I have carbonisation drops, should I use one or two per bottle?

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Re: How Many carbonisation drops in 500ml bottles

Post by WalesAles » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:35 am

Scot,
What do the destructions say on the pack?

WA

I`ve never used them.

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Re: How Many carbonisation drops in 500ml bottles

Post by MashBag » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:51 am

Depends on the recipe, style and your taste?
Do you want fizzy beer (use 2) or a more ale like (use 1) finish?

Tbh. I hated the things, Tate and lyle caster sugar is my preference.

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Re: How Many carbonisation drops in 500ml bottles

Post by IPA » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:01 pm

Scotstout wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:04 pm
I am about to bottle MYO Irish stout in 500ml bottles. Instructions say one heaped teaspoon per bottle. I have carbonisation drops, should I use one or two per bottle?
Two grammes of sugar per litre. That's one gramme per bottle
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Re: How Many carbonisation drops in 500ml bottles

Post by Rich O'York » Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:08 am

I've had some success with Bulk priming as I often have a mix of bottle sizes and want to aim for even carbonation. I also use one of the priming calculators and carbonation tables to help with volumes. There's a decent example on the Brewers Friend website

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