How much priming sugar instead of Carbonation Drops

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    I'm making a HefeWeizen based on a extract recipe. I want to use regular sugar instead of expensive Carbonation drops but don't know how much to use.

    I've got 8.5 Litres just about to be bottled/kegged. The recipe suggests two drops per bottle, but doesn't say what size of bottles!

    How do i calculate the amount of priming sugar to use for a beer like this?

    Here the recipe:
    http://store.coopers.com.au/recipes/index/view/id/119/
     
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    There's a priming sugar calculator on this site. Enter volume and the highest temperature your beer reached after fermentation was completed and it will give you how much sugar you need.
     
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    I didn't realise there was such a thing. Thanks Nosybear!

     
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    Good morning.
    I'm a beginner at brewing but instead of priming the individual bottles, I've been bulk priming and then bottling the primed beer. I use 1 cup of dextrose to a 23 Litre batch. The carbonation appears to be right on. Hope this helps.
     
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    Bulk priming is an easy move , I have a few different size bottles and also makes it impossible to either prime a bottle twice or not at all
     
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    Force carb in a keg if you have the supplies. It's so much easier.
     
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    I do bulk prime but just starting out. Probably not quite ready for the expense of force carbing kit yet
     
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    If I could force carb in a keg I wouldn't be bottling anything except the surplus
     
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    No surplus for me. 5 gallon batches, 5 gallon keg. Every now and then I have a bit too much, and I fill a couple jars with the flat beer. My wife uses it to make pizza dough.
     
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    Of course! Would make great pancakes too.


    I tried to use this for a couple of bottles and my scales wouldn`t weigh that small amount so I got out the reloading scale and converted to grains. Got me thinking I should experiment with this and be able to carbonate with extreme accuracy. Will have to work out a plan.
     
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    I'm doing bigger batches to maximise supply , still plenty of headspace in FV but with the saison I better leave extra , fermenting at 28 °C so it will be vigorous if nothing else
     
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    I've never had beer pancakes. But beer batter onion rings are the bomb!
     
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    Needs to be flat beer... adds fluffy and flavor.
     
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    Fresh from the secondary. ;)
     
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    Always knew beer and breakfast could be good friends
     
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    I have a friend who likes my coffee porter with pancakes and sausage for breakfast.
     

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