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The calculators are someone's idea of what the style should be. Each brewery will do something different depending on tradition, marketing, and what they think their customers like. You are your only customer. What do you like? High carbonation, or low carbonation? I like low carbonation. I never do more than 2 volumes of CO2. For a 19L batch at room ...
I routinely use 150g of sucrose for 18-19 liter batches, and rarely have over carbonation. And then, only if I keep the beer in a warm place for a long time. No exploded bottles yet. That being said, you should give the yeast plenty of time to flocculate before bottling, and don't open them when warm.
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