[quote=“bluridge”]Sorry I posted after the last message from Danny. So tell me how much priming sugar I should use.
I am getting a bit antsy as I see some folks screw up their first batch but I guess the only way to learn is to get right down to it and if necessary learn from your mistake.
I had originally was going to get a $30 kit and lear from that but I am jumping up to the Deaf Ringer ale [/quote]
I’d say many people make mistakes on their fist batch, (and 20th and 30th…) but truly very few really “screw up.” so don’t worry too much.
NB’s instructions tend to be pretty conservative on timing, but if you follow them, you’ll be making pretty good beer pretty soon.
The one thing NB’s kits underplay is temperature control; get the wort cool before pitching, and keep it in the lower range. There are lots of posts around about how to control temps.
Just to clarify one thing you mentioned; the priming sugar goes in the bottling bucket, not the fermenter. I usually weigh the sugar in the measuring cup, then add just enough boiling water to dissolve the sugar completely. - its usually about a cup or less. I do it as my first step, by the time I’m done sanitizing everything and start racking the beer, I can just dump the cup in the bucket. Mix gently.
Have fun! :cheers: