Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > 7 days, almost no carb
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
SteveHeff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posts: 475
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 264

Default 7 days, almost no carb

I bottled 9 days ago. Very little carbonation in the bottle I tried last night. They've been in my basement at 55-60 degrees. I fermented in the basement with great results, but should I expect the priming to work slower than the fermentation? I've never had a beer take this long to prime.

__________________
SteveHeff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
dstranger99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 1,038
Liked 106 Times on 85 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Sounds a little too chilly, 70 would be better.......Also, read this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...2/#post1030387

__________________

__________________________

Primary: Caribou Slobber

Kegged: Stout

Bottled: Cent Blonde, Jakes Brown, Stout

I love Yooper........

dstranger99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
wherestheyeast
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 249
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

For average OG beers (1.040-1.050) It seems the advice is 3 weeks @ 70*F in the bottle before refrigerating for 2-3 days before pouring.

Now I had a basic APA carb up nicely after about 10 days, but I had a saison that took 2-3 months before there was consistent carbonation from bottle to bottle. Not to scare you, but I also had a batch never carb due to faulty capper and/or caps....

I'd prolly move the bottles out of the basement (someplace warmer) and try a bottle in another couple weeks.

Hope it works out.

__________________
wherestheyeast is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 62,831
Liked 4925 Times on 3571 Posts
Likes Given: 992

Default

I've never had any luck with my bottles carbing up in my basement. I had to keep them someplace warmer.

Maybe you could bring up a few of them at a time, and keep them in a warm place until they carb up if you don't have room for all of them in a warm spot.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Find me on facebook: Lorena Evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
thood6
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
thood6's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posts: 557
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

waiting for Revvy to preach..

__________________

"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
~Ernest Hemingway

Primary: CDJ IPA #1, Sea Cow Pale #1
Secondary: HUH?
Bottle: Scroatmeal Stout, Kolsch, Honey Blonde, Imperial Stout, Raspberry Stout, Blackberry Stout
Keg: Pumpkin Porter, Vanilla Porter
Future: Irish Red, Centennial Blonde, White Ale, Whiskey Imperial Stout #1, Saison #1

thood6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
dpatrickv
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 428
Liked 50 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 73

Default

Sometimes it can take a couple weeks.


Quit worrying.

__________________
VanderHop Brewing
Kegged
Abomination - Scarlet and Cream Pale Ale - Out of Season White Nectarine IPA - Summer Session #3
Primary/Secondary
Hipster Pumpkin Squash Ale; Ominous Cranberry Dark Saison
dpatrickv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
Hopper5000
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,077
Liked 60 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

what kind of beer are we talking about, %? Sometimes bigger beers (like over 8%) take longer to carbonate. Also beers that have been sitting around for a while in promary and/or secondary can have carbing issues too.

I think your first step (like the others have said) should be moving it to a warmer spot and wait for a couple weeks.

__________________
Hopper5000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #8
homebrewdad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,154
Liked 348 Times on 255 Posts
Likes Given: 239

Default

Too cold, nowhere near enough time. Move them somewhere warmer and wait a couple of weeks.

__________________
Homebrew Dad - blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids.
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.
homebrewdad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #9
SteveHeff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posts: 475
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 264

Default

It's a blood orange APA. ABV is around 6.4%. It's been one of the higher values I've brewed in about 2 years. I'm going to transfer a case of 15 upstairs for 4 days and rotate until they've all had the chance to sit at 68. I'll check back in another week and a half.

__________________
SteveHeff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #10
SteveHeff
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posts: 475
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 264

Default

I had a feeling, too, that I was getting a bit ansy. This is probably the worst part about brewing...waiting...waiting...waiting.

__________________
SteveHeff is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
60 days, and still no carb, except one! Daffypuck Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-05-2011 05:07 PM
What PSI to Carb in 6 days??? akthor Bottling/Kegging 2 09-06-2010 02:54 PM
8 days enough to carb? hinke Bottling/Kegging 11 04-19-2010 07:59 PM
NO CARB!! 25 days old in keg HELP!! JKHomebrew Bottling/Kegging 16 04-16-2009 02:23 PM
4 Days in keg, no carb! jacksonbrown Bottling/Kegging 7 04-19-2008 09:53 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS