prime with..?

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  1. May 25, 2015 #1

    TheRedDarren

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    What's the best thing to prime a keg/bottle with? I've found some brewing sugar at the back of a cupboard, its still in date, its called dextrose monohydrate.
    Any good?
     
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    Yup. It's what I use anyway.
     
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    cool, thanks chaps.
     
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    Anyone tried using the Youngs Brew Enhancer for priming? I find table sugar a bit grainy and the Brew Enhancer is a bit more powdery and would be easier to dissolve as I normally prime direct to the bottle.
     
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    Hi Steve, I think brew enhancer is a mix of dextrose and DME so you would be adding malt as well, I use plain sugar or sugar cubes
     
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    I wouldn't bother personally, whilst it would work it's just unnecessary expense. Use brewing sugar if you want to as it is very fine and dissolves easily. Never had a problem with granulated though.
     
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    just use granulated sugar everything else is unnecessary and a waste of money. I can not see any benefit from using anything else it would have no effect in such small quantities
     
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    ok thanks all
     
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    I'd be concerned about the DME in that brew enhancer clumping up and taking longer to dissolve than normal sugar. Dunno, the yeast will chomp though it either way I guess.
     
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    Tend to use dextrose as it seems to dissolve a bit more easily at low temperatures than table sugar but will use the latter when that's all that's available.
     
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    When i make "champagne" I just use table sugar syrup squirted into the bottle with a syringe to get an accurate dose.
    Mind you i am looking for 75-80 psi
     

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