Carb level for an IPA

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  1. chadonde

    chadonde Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2008 New York

    I will be bottling an IPA next week and all the carbonation calculators I've checked say to use 3.5 - 3.75 ounces of table sugar. This seems low to me.

    It fermented in the mid to high 60s. Does that amount of sugar seem right to everyone?
  2. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2011 California
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    5 Gallons that will put you in the 2.2 to 2.3 range.
  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,113) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I personally use 3.70 ounces of table sugar for priming my IPAs (and my other beers as well). I am very satisfied with the amount of carbonation I obtain for my 5 gallon batches.

  4. TomTown

    TomTown Disciple (320) Feb 7, 2011 Texas
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    Sounds about right for the style. A lot of kits come with 5 oz of priming sugar but it's more just to cover your needs and then some. I don't think I've ever used the full 5.
  5. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (84) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    def sounds right. biggest fault of my first few homebrews was overcarbing thinking i needed all 5oz of the priming sugar...used the howtobrew site w/cane sugar after that and all has been well...
  6. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,353) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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