Priming Sugar Calculator

The amount of priming sugar needed to carbonate a beer depends on the type of sugar used and the preferred level (volumes) of carbonation desired. Use the calculator below to determine how much priming sugar to use.

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Priming Calculator:

Amount being Bottled: (Gallons)
Target Volumes of CO2: (see table below)
Bottling Temperature of Beer: (F) (see below *)
CO2 in Beer:
Priming Sugar Options:
(Use one of the above options)


For best results, make sure all primary/secondary fermentation is complete and measure your priming sugar by weight to help determine accurate additions. When adding priming sugar, we suggest the following method: Begin with boiling a cup of water, then dissolve your measured priming sugar in it to make a syrup, and add the syrup to the bottom of your bottling bucket. Lastly, transfer the beer from the fermenter to the bottling bucket. This approach creates a well mixed priming solution that ensures bottles have equal carbonation.