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Old 02-08-2008, 07:17 PM   #11
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Sounds like a good idea. I will give it shot and see what happens. Beats dumping all of it.

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Old 02-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #12
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Sounds like a good idea. I will give it shot and see what happens. Beats dumping all of it.
NEVER dump unless it is obviously gross or something went horribly wrong! Even if you try this and it STILL does not carb, you can still try other methods. Before I moved mine to the laundry room, I tried an experiment. I uncapped 2 beers, and into one I put more yeast, into the other I put more sugar. Then I recapped them, and put those two, plus one plain beer into a warm area. That way, if one carbs and the others don't, you know if it was because you needed more yeast, more sugar, or just higher temps and to resuspend your yeast.

Good luck warming them up. I hope they carb for you.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:31 AM   #13
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Just heated the bottles up in some water. Wasn't to sure as to how much to heat them. I just go the water to the point where it was hot to the touch, which is as hot as it gets, and let them sit for about five or so minutes. Is that good enough?

If this doesn't do the trick, what should my next course of action be????

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Old 02-10-2008, 11:36 AM   #14
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Just set them aside and give it more time. I've had beers that had very little carbonation after 4-5 weeks but 3 months later were perfectly carbed and crystal clear. Get another brew started and forget about this one for awhile.

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Old 02-21-2008, 02:37 AM   #15
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I used the priming tabs in two brews before and no matter what i tried (i shoke, spun, and rolled the bottles, switched rooms) the tabs never fully dissolved...so i had little white waxy floaters to pick out of my beer and the carbonation was very low. I don't think i will use priming tabs every again.

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:18 AM   #16
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Just heated the bottles up in some water. Wasn't to sure as to how much to heat them. I just go the water to the point where it was hot to the touch, which is as hot as it gets, and let them sit for about five or so minutes. Is that good enough?

If this doesn't do the trick, what should my next course of action be????

Yes, patience. I'm thinking the bottles are not warm enough for full secondary carbonation to occur. Set aside az few months and see what happens. Make next brew and use plain sugar to condition bottles and see if they carb up then.
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Stout with 9 pounds DME
36 days fermentation
9% ABV
19 days in bottle

I had one well carbonated bottle earlier in the week. Four today had very very little carbonation. Very little. I mean, hardly any.

This beer was bottled and capped using bottles, caps and a caper I had used before with good results.

3/4 cup corn sugar. No scale. Mixed into bottling bucket. Thoroughly.

If it's still flat by Friday, I'll pour it all into a carboy with a cup or so of brown sugar and a pack of yeast for a week and try again.

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I had some carbing problems in my cold (~65F) house (no carb in over a month). The solution was bottle conditioning in a water bath with an aquarium heater set to 73F. No problems now.

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:50 AM   #19
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Stout with 9 pounds DME
36 days fermentation
9% ABV
19 days in bottle

I had one well carbonated bottle earlier in the week. Four today had very very little carbonation. Very little. I mean, hardly any.

This beer was bottled and capped using bottles, caps and a caper I had used before with good results.

3/4 cup corn sugar. No scale. Mixed into bottling bucket. Thoroughly.

If it's still flat by Friday, I'll pour it all into a carboy with a cup or so of brown sugar and a pack of yeast for a week and try again.

My 5% cream stout took a good 5 weeks to carbonate....I think you need to let 'em sit awhile longer....
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Screw it. I dumped the whole batch... back into a fermenter with some yeast and brown sugar, a cup or so. We shall see what will be.

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