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Old 06-01-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hi folks. I have read through lots of posts on this and thanks to the information gleaned from here, I won't waste my time/lager by trying to keg it. I plan to bottle it using 2ltr PET bottles. The opinions on amounts of priming sugar seem to vary from 1/2 tsp per pint to a full tsp per pint. Any thoughts on how much I should use for priming these 2ltr bottles for lager? This is to put away for the summer (if we get one).

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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Half a t spoon is fine or you risk bottle bombs

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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For lager i use 1/2 teaspoon per 500ml bottle, so for 2 litre bottles multiply that by 4 and ,id use 2 teaspoons per bottle.

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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i agree with bottler i use half a teaspoon for a pint , only trouble with using 2litre bottles is you have to drink 4 pints each time

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I thought it was 1/2 tsp per 500ml for ale but 1 tsp for lager as it is usually much fizzier and served colder. Not sure if this is a problem in 2L bottles.

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I thought it was 1/2 tsp per 500ml for ale but 1 tsp for lager as it is usually much fizzier and served colder. Not sure if this is a problem in 2L bottles.
Yes... I thought lager was harder to carbonate than ales because it is a much lighter/paler malt.... not sure what to do.
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I don't think it's harder to carbonate, it's just that this style of beer is usually fizzier than ales. Of course, personal preference may dictate less fizz.

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Ian, you should think of gathering up 500ml-say 660ml bottles, the likes of bulmers brown ones are great, or even buy coopers 500ml brown pet bottles for around £12 for a box of 24.

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