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Fermenter's Favorites® Fizz Drops


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Fermenter's Favorites™ Fizz Drops

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Fermenter’s Favorites® Fizz Drops are designed to take the place of making a priming solution and batch priming. These drops help to reduce the guesswork often associated with irregular batch size bottle conditioning, because they are a uniform weight of pure sugar.

Package Includes: 8 oz., Qty= 60 Drops (approximately).

To use:
1 drop per 12-16 oz bottle
2 drops per 22 oz or 750mL bottle

Simply drop in each sanitized bottle before filling it with beer. The drop should dissolve within 72 hours - carbonation time remains the same, usually 2-3 weeks.

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They work well but don't always fit.
These things work pretty well. One drop carbonates 12-16 oz., two drops carbonate a bomber, and six drops carbonate a growler. But here's the deal: The drops are often too fat even for a bomber. Make them more oblong, please!
December 28, 2013
The only priming sugar I've used so far...
Definitely let your beer bottle condition for 2 weeks for best results. My chinook IPA was still flat after one week but a few days later it was perfect and foamy to pour.
April 3, 2016
Great product and excellent customer service
When received the product the first time and they were all stuck together, I posted a review and they contacted me about the issue. They sent me replacements that were perfectly separated and the customer service was wonderful to deal with! This company rocks!!!
October 15, 2015
A Great Idea
I'm still a relatively new brewer and was concerned about how well I might be mixing the priming sugar into the beer before bottling. The fizz drops completely eliminate any chance of badly mixing the priming sugar. The result so far has been nicely carbonated beer. What more can you ask?
July 31, 2016
Don't waste your money, they don't fit into bottles they are too wide. Have to use pill cutter to slit them. I have used carbonation drops from Love2Brew and they fit and work well.
August 31, 2017
Making things easy
These little drops are so much easier than a priming solution and do essentailly the same exact thing.
April 7, 2014
fizz drops
I have tried the fizz drops and the Best Brew drops and the fizz drops give a better head retention and price. The fizz drops have a smooth finish and the b b drops have a rough finish and some are stuck together.
December 15, 2015
The yeast loved it...
The yeast loved every bite of it. I in turn enjoyed all the bubbles the yeast burped out in response. So... win win for the yeast / human symbiotic relationship.
April 10, 2017
8 months ago
Excellent product
I prefer these drops to making a priming solution, mainly due to the ease of use and the convenience. These drops have always provided ample sugars for deep carbonation. The only thing is you have to remember to put one in each bottle! Seems logical, but I have learned in the 'heat of bottling' to set six bottles on the table at once, count out six drops and place one in each bottle. Filling six bottles with my Ferrari filler system is then quick and easy, and I can drop, fill and cap 6 bottles in less than 5 minutes, so I don't run into issues with air contamination.
February 15, 2017
8 months ago
Perfect for the person just starting out and wanting to bottle condition.
October 30, 2015
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How long do these stay effective for?
R O on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They should not ever "go bad", as they are basically just a measured lump of sugar that the yeast will consume to create the carbonation in the bottles. - Mike W, Northern Brewer
can these be used to carbonate cider fermented with Lav. EC-1118 yeast?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can...the drops are sugar, and once they dissolve, will be 'eaten' by the remaining available yeast.
To follow up on the below question, the batch of beer I'll be bottling is a saison fermented with sach trios and French saison. I'm planning on keeping the majority of the now with dry hops but wanted to take 1 (52 oz) bottle to set aside and age for a while to see how funky that sach trios will get. It's a very low final gravity beer (1.003) and I'd like it to be nice and lively. I was thinking 4 as well but wanted to get your feedback with a little more context? I have some carb drops laying around so I wanted to use those. Thanks for all the answers!
A shopper on Feb 23, 2017
Is it just me or does the beer seem overcarbonated from these? Will the carbonation in the bottle go down over time or am I pretty much stuck with overcarbonated beers? Has anyone tried reducing the size of these so it's less sugar in the bottle?
Blake A on Mar 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've had luck with these in Grolsch bottles putting up CMS. I've also put up ESB & Bitter using 1/2 a tab either cut with a pill cutter or crushed with a pill crusher. I didn't go as far as weighing. I just eyeballed the amount. I did have a few fails with one batch but attributed it the laxed sanitary technique.

Over carbonized batch... A gusher. I am lucky to have had limited issues with this. Years ago I recall chilling down a few and opening into a bucket in an attempt to salvage. I'm pretty sure over carbonated brew due to over priming is a one way proposition. But lessons learned at any rate.
How many carb drops should I use for a 52 oz bottle?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Tough to answer without more info. Some beer styles require more carbonation than others. The rule of thumb I've heard is one drop per 12oz bottle, two drops per 22oz bomber but I find this over carbonates most of the styles I brew. For an odd volume I would highly recommend a priming solution to fizz drops. You can use the calculator at the following link:

Select your beer style, the temp of the beer and the total amount to package (if bottling 5 gal total in 52 oz bottles, enter 5 gal). Boil the appropriate amount of whichever sugar you choose in a small amount of water (2 cups per 5 gal of beer) for a few minutes. Then either add the priming solution to your bottling bucket and rack the beer on to it, or gently add the priming solution to your finished beer and GENTLY stir in, being careful to avoid splashing. Then bottle your beer and cap.
can you use these drops to carbonate a batch of mead?
A shopper on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the type of yeast you used. If you used champagne yeast to get a high gravity mead no. A sweet mead yeast with a lower fg 50/50. Ale yeast should still be alive but dormant so fizz drops should work. They do add sweetness to the delicate taste of mead and may make it taste like candy. Mead is hard to carb after fermentation is done. You are better off force carbonate in a keg or bottle before fermentation is 100% done. I haven't had much sucess with Fizz drops with anything but beer.
Do Fizz Drops need to be sanitized before using? If so, how?
J O on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You do not need to sanitize Fizz Drops.
Will the fizz drops carbonate any liquid?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They're not fizz drop. It's a certain amount of sugar to ferment a bottle of beer and create CO2 gas in the bottle. It's nothing more then a sugar drop candy of simple sugar that yeast can eat
Can I combine these with force carbonation kegging? I have been bottling kegged beer and it just isn't carbonated as much as I'd like. I'm doing the keg to bottling recommendations: overcarb a bit, chill the bottles, I have a beer gun, fill bottle slowly at 4 psi etc. I'd rather have overcarb than under. I'm getting under with keg to bottle. Also, with these drops will there be more yeast sediment on the bottom? Can one drink out of the bottle or best to poor in glass? Lastly, do the sugar tabs need to be sanitized?
James B on Mar 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You don't want to over carbonate when bottling, that would increase the chance of the bottle exploding from the pressure.

These fizz drops are just for adding to the bottle when you fill the bottle, cap it, then wait 2 weeks for the bottle of beer to carbonate.

For kegging, I set the PSI to about 15 and let it sit for 2 weeks, which will carbonate it just right. If I am in a hurry, I will set the PSI to 40 for 3 days, 20 for 3 days, then 15 for a couple more days, but if you're looking to use a beer gun to fill your bottles, rushing the carbonation in a keg will result in really foamy beer coming out of that beer gun.
Does this product contain yeast?
Caleb B on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. These drops only contain corn sugar. They are used in place of a priming solution. There should be enough residual yeast in the beer that you don't need to add yeast at bottling. Simply put the fizz drops in the bottle, fill with beer, cap, and you should have carbonated beer in about two weeks. If your beer requires a specific level of carbonation I would recommend a priming solution. There are online tools that can help you figure out how much sugar to boil in the solution to achieve the desired carb level.
Do you add fizz drops to just extract brews only? Do you need to add them to a all-grain biab?
G E on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The reason for the fizz drops is to give the bit of leftover yeast something to munch on in the bottle. With all grain brewing you're essentially creating your own extract. So the same carbonation rules apply. Good luck and happy brewing friend!
So it should be 2 drops for a 22oz bottle right? I asked this question via text and was told to use 3 for the Irish Red kit i brewed and plan to bottle 22oz bottles but that seems like way to much
Mark D on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will want to use 2 drops for a 22oz bottle, not 3.
I put two in one 12 oz bottle by mistake. What will happen?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Best case - you will have one very fizzy bottle.
Worst case - the bottle may explode, although I doubt it.
If you are concerned, isolate the overdosed bottle.
Will these fit in screw top Mr. Beer bottles? Sounds like they are too big for many bottles. I only use the PET bottles.
R F on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They should fit in those, and most bottles, with no problem. It does seem like they're a bit large for swing-top bottles, which do have a skinnier neck opening. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
I think these are infecting my bottled beer. I have been brewing for over 20 years, so I know my way around all the basics. When I bought this product, I was hoping to replace Coopers Carbonation Drops, which I had been using, but my beers are definitely coming out "off." There's a ring around the neck, cloudiness at the neck of the bottle, and an over carbonation that causes the head to collapse within seconds. Does this product require special handling? I have been just dropping just one "drop" into each bottle. I hope I'm missing something, but I fear that I'm not.
J E on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I?ve used them a couple times and have not experienced what you are experiencing. I did an experiment when I first used them with two, 32 oz, identical bottles with the same beer. I dropped 2 drops in one and 3 in the other. I have determined with at least that beer, its about one drop per 10-12oz rather than 12-16oz as indicated on the fizz drop bottle. I let them sit in my cabinet for 2 weeks at room temp and 1 week in the fridge before tasting. Beer came out tasting great on both 32 oz.
I see on the Priming Sugar Calculator that temperature has a huge effect on the amount of sugar added. Is there a recommended temperature for the Fizz Drops for different styles? I love using the drops because I often have uncertain batch volumes but I have had a few over-carbed beers (not gushers, but over-carbed). Thanks.
thom b on Sep 21, 2015

I'll see if I can elaborate on that for you. The temperature factor on our priming sugar calculator is to factor in the amount of residual CO2 dissolved in the beer post-fermentation. The colder the fermentation

the less CO2 has been offgassed

and thus more CO2 retained in the beer meaning less priming sugar needed.

In most real world situations

a mean amount of priming sugar is just fine

but if you want super accurate carbonation values

then weighing out sugar on your own using the calculator is the way to go.

I hope that makes sense! If you have more questions

just shoot us an email directly at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com
I have a four year aged cider, I'm pretty sure the yeast is dead or unusable. How much yeast should I pitch into each bottle with each drop?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2017
How do you prevent them from sticking together?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2017

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