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Priming A Keg With Sugar


Ian Woodman — Bradford, England asks,

When using priming sugar in a keg, as opposed to bottles, do you need to reduce the amount of sugar? Some blogs suggest by one third.

This is one of those rules of thumb that always makes me scratch my head. Bottle, keg, and tank- conditioned beers all contain carbon dioxide from a combination of the CO2 remaining
Response by Ashton Lewis.