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Almost anything, really, would work... If you want gas in your beer, kind of sugar does not matter, anything that ferment will work. .. but every thing will work in it's own way Glucose Will ferment clean, probably with hardly any side effects. Good choice, easy to obtain and pretty cheap. Dry wort extract Take about 20% more than sugar. It will be ...
Nope. Unless you killed all the yeast with heat or chemicals. Calculate the required amount of priming sugars needed for the carbonation that you need and you are ready to go. I am going to guess that the beer will be slower to carbonate as most of the yeast would have fallen out, so maybe give your beer a week or two extra before chilling. If the beers ...
If you were to bottle it as is, the beer will remain just as carbonated (if not less, due to agitation) than it is now. In order to get the carbonation you will need to add some source of fermentables (sugars) be it priming sugar or otherwise. The type and amount of sugar added are largely dependent on style and personal taste. Though there are many an ...
I just had a look at the BJCP Mead Guidelines and they mention a Hydromel with has a starting ABV of 3.5% ABV. From a quick glance it appears that you can make most of the styles in this "light" version. I am sure that you can make great meads with low ABVs. Check the GotMead site/forums. I am sure there is more info there.
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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