Re: Bottle condition beer not carbing

Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:35 pm

The biggest problem with converting weight to volume is that it's not consistent. Have 2 people put a 'perfect' cup of flour on a scale & you'd be surprised at the difference. Even the same person's scoops will vary quite a bit. You can get a 'coke' scale on Amazon for really cheap & it comes in handy weighing your hops (& water additions). Definitely something you'll use for the rest of your brewing career. I think mine was around $25.

"Show me on this doll where the internet hurt you."

"Every zoo is a petting zoo if you man the fuck up."

:bnarmy: BN Army // 13th Mountain Division :bnarmy:
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 3658
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Re: Bottle condition beer not carbing

Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:52 pm

Yeah, I think I paid around $30 for my 'pot scale' at a headshop. If you don't want to spring for a scale just yet, for future batches, the carb or conditioning tabs can be a good alternative. I've used them a fair bit when I ended up with odd sized final batch volumes, to avoid having to do the math.
PFC, Arachnid Deployment Division

In the cellar:
In the fermentor: Belgian Cider
In the works: Wooden Cider
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 4663
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:09 pm
Location: Ohio


Return to Kegging, Bottling and Dispensing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


The Brewing Network is a multimedia resource for brewers and beer lovers. Since 2005, we have been the leader in craft beer entertainment and information with live beer radio, podcasts, video, events and more.