apologies for the somewhat newbie question (I can't hide it, this is my first batch and I'm hoping to get it right)!
I have started the Bulldog Evil Dog double IPA kit and although I am still some way off bottling, I would like to get all my queries answered before bottling.
My main lack of knowledge is in priming (I hope I'm using this term correctly) the instructions with the brewing kit suggest 1 carbonation drop or 1 teaspoon of sugar per 500 ml of product.
First of all are there any great differences in these two?
Second - if I were to use sugar, is this just your standard off the shelf granulated white sugar?
Third - should this be added in bulk to the entire batch before bottling and mixed thoroughly?
Fourth - if yes to above, should I then bottle straight away or should that be left to prime for a while longer in the fermenter? I believe the kit mentions this at the bottling stage but wanted to get others experiences!
Please note I don't have a secondary fermenter!
Once again apologies for the newbie questions! Just want to stay this right and tasting great.
Thanks in advance! Gary