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Author Topic: Bottle Carbonation  (Read 118 times)

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Bottle Carbonation
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:01:27 PM »
Hi everyone,

I looked at BeerSmith and noticed it indicated DME for carbonation is only 65% efficient where corn sugar is 100% efficient.

Is there any advantage of using DME over corn sugar or visa versa?

Thanks
Brian

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Re: Bottle Carbonation
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 03:46:24 PM »
I did a DME prime on Black Dog Brewery pumpkin ale
to me the head was a little different from other beers i primed with dextrose.
but that was about it, give it a try.
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Re: Bottle Carbonation
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 03:53:31 AM »
Some say that using DME makes sure to not take away from the body, mouthfeel, and head of the beer. I second the suggestion above here to test it out on different styles of beer. That way you find your preference, and you get to have a bit of fun along the way.

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