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what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby 56chevy3100 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:22 pm

i have just racked my beer into a bottling bucket and added my boiled corn sugar to it with out cooling the boiled corn sugar. does that boiled corn sugar need to be cooled before putting into the bottling bucket? thanx
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby tookalisten » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:33 pm

I would allow to cool
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby Maineac » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:47 am

8 oz of very hot liquid in 5 gallons of 60ish beer isn't going to make much difference.
But you can make up the sugar solution first and then while you're getting everything set up to bottle, it will have cooled from say 200 degrees to 100 degrees.
When I was bottling I always just added the sugar water hot, racked the beer into the bottling bucket and filled bottles. Never had any negative issues as a result.
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby pclemon » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:54 am

Maineac wrote:When I was bottling I always just added the sugar water hot, racked the beer into the bottling bucket and filled bottles. Never had any negative issues as a result.


I did the same as this. That 8oz of 200 degree solution is going to be at 70 degrees by the time about a quart of beer is mixed into it. No impact at all.
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Postby Denny » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:08 am

pclemon wrote:
Maineac wrote:When I was bottling I always just added the sugar water hot, racked the beer into the bottling bucket and filled bottles. Never had any negative issues as a result.


I did the same as this. That 8oz of 200 degree solution is going to be at 70 degrees by the time about a quart of beer is mixed into it. No impact at all.


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Postby mr.gbu » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:18 am

Doesn't it stun or kill the yeast throwing the boiled sugar water into the bucket like that ? I usually cool it down
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby pclemon » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:38 am

mr.gbu wrote:Doesn't it stun or kill the yeast throwing the boiled sugar water into the bucket like that ? I usually cool it down


It might kill off the yeast that's part of the first 10-20 ounces of beer that's being racked onto it but after that, the solution is cooled and no impact.

I bottled for about 4 years and brewed probably 15-20 times a year and always just poured the boiling sugar solution into the bottling bucket and racked on top of it. Never once had a problem.
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby Denny » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:51 am

mr.gbu wrote:Doesn't it stun or kill the yeast throwing the boiled sugar water into the bucket like that ? I usually cool it down


Put the sugar water in first. It will immediately cool down quite a bit. Then rack the beer onto it and it will finish cooling in seconds. If you do lose any yeast, it's not enough to matter.
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby mr.gbu » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:19 am

Denny wrote:
mr.gbu wrote:Doesn't it stun or kill the yeast throwing the boiled sugar water into the bucket like that ? I usually cool it down


Put the sugar water in first. It will immediately cool down quite a bit. Then rack the beer onto it and it will finish cooling in seconds. If you do lose any yeast, it's not enough to matter.



I'm against killing yeast.....jk

I've always wondered does it matter what pot I use to boil the sugar water?
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby Denny » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:42 pm

mr.gbu wrote:I'm against killing yeast.....jk

I've always wondered does it matter what pot I use to boil the sugar water?


I use the smallest one I've got. I use less than a cup of water.
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby mr.gbu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:44 am

Denny wrote:
mr.gbu wrote:I'm against killing yeast.....jk

I've always wondered does it matter what pot I use to boil the sugar water?


I use the smallest one I've got. I use less than a cup of water.


does it have to be stainless steel?
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby pclemon » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:56 am

mr.gbu wrote:
Denny wrote:
mr.gbu wrote:I'm against killing yeast.....jk

I've always wondered does it matter what pot I use to boil the sugar water?


I use the smallest one I've got. I use less than a cup of water.


does it have to be stainless steel?


No.
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby Denny » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:39 am

mr.gbu wrote:
Denny wrote:
mr.gbu wrote:I'm against killing yeast.....jk

I've always wondered does it matter what pot I use to boil the sugar water?


I use the smallest one I've got. I use less than a cup of water.


does it have to be stainless steel?


Not at all. Is there a reason you thought it should be?
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby mr.gbu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:05 pm

I was told at a brew seminar that stainless steel pots should only be used because any other pot can possibly give an off flavor to the beer so I figured that also apply too boiling the sugar since the yeast will be feasting on it to create carbonation
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Re: what temp to add the boiled corn sugar?

Postby pclemon » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:50 pm

mr.gbu wrote:I was told at a brew seminar that stainless steel pots should only be used because any other pot can possibly give an off flavor to the beer so I figured that also apply too boiling the sugar since the yeast will be feasting on it to create carbonation


No need to brew in only SS pots. I used an aluminum pot for a while and even one of the black enamel "lobster pots". SS is just way more durable for cleaning lets face it, it's shiny and pretty.
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