- Jul 15, 2010
- Reaction score
I used a syringe for the first time yesterday. I assume (rightly or wrongly) that the 'sugar first' idea was to eliminate the risk of sugar granules being left around the neck and lip of the bottles, risking either not being properly dissolved, or compromising the seal to the bottle top, I reckoned on 3g per bottle (cos that's what I put in with caster sugar), so allowing for a batch of 40, I weighed 3 x 40 = 120 g of sugar in a measuring jug, top up to 200 ml, and stirred until dissolved. Then I got two hits out of a 10 ml syringe, injecting 5 ml in each bottle. I did put the syrup in after the beer, but with two liquids I can't see it'd make much difference. Anyway, it was neater and quicker than using caster sugar, and obviously s bit more accurate, FWIW.