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Old 07-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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I recently bottle conditioned a 10.9% abv Belgian beer and it didn't even get remotely carbonated. Is this because the yeast was just too worn out from the original fermentation?

Also, does anyone happen to know an easy solution to this, I can't think of anything that would be worthwhile? It's not a huge deal because it's still pretty good flat.

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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It will carb if you give it time. My last 9% took 6 months. How long have you waited?

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It will carb if you give it time. My last 9% took 6 months. How long have you waited?
It's only been about three weeks. Thanks for letting me know.
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yeah, its just the high alcohol inhibiting the yeast's ability to function. Give it time. You can add a small amount of fresh yeast at bottling time for future batches to give it a little bit of a boost, but you'd still probably be in the same boat.

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Try it at 8 weeks. If you still have nothing, get some champagne yeast for about a buck a pack and sprinkle the smallest amount in each bottle. Recap. That should do the trick.

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