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Priming A Keg With Sugar

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Ian Woodman — Bradford, England asks,
Q

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.

A
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.