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Old 09-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default I'm out of ideas on this pumpkin beer

So I have a very disrupted brewday, miss gravity, but fix it with DME...great fermentation, crazy even. The yeast was London esb and got to final gravity no problem. Temp it fermented at was 67. Bottle it up be adding sugar to each bottle and rack.
It's been 2 weeks ar room temp..77. And popped one into the fridge, and got only a small fizz when the cap was opened and nothing else.

I used 3/4 of a TEAspoon., like I have with other batches...

Could it be that this yeast is so flocculant that it all fell out of solution? There is slight sediment at the bottom of the bottle... My last ditch effort is to open all of them and pour into a keg and force prime.
I don't know I'f I'm tasting priming sugar...it tasted a bit sweet.

Any ideas. Keg idea work?

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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How long in the fridge?

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Just long enough to go from 77 to 38

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What I don't understand is that I've done the same exact process dozen of times with great ressults

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Usually takes a couple of days for the liquid to fully absorb the C02 once its cooled down. Did it have any carbonation at all to it? If so I'd let them carb another week or so. Usually takes care of the problem for me. Also, you may want to try batch priming when bottling. Makes the carbonation a little more consistent.

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Old 09-14-2012, 03:20 AM   #6
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There was no carb. I weight out my sugar and have consistant results. I've never been dissapointed with the results with my process. Do you tho.k there was enough yeast to the job? Maybe too stressed? Abv is 8.3 ill go another week then keg if I half to

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High ABV + highly flocculent yeast = long bottle conditioning time.

Give it at least 4-5 weeks, probably more than that. When I used to bottle, I would add 1-2g of dry yeast to the bottling bucket in these situations to speed up the carbing process

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High ABV + highly flocculent yeast = long bottle conditioning time.

Give it at least 4-5 weeks, probably more than that. When I used to bottle, I would add 1-2g of dry yeast to the bottling bucket in these situations to speed up the carbing process
Ill try that. A shake or too also. I washed out the yeast and filled a half a quart mason jar! I've never washed out that much before!
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It's been 2 weeks ar room temp..77.
wait 2 more weeks.
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3 weeks is the earliest I start to get concerned. And I still haven't had anything that didn't carb with a couple extra weeks. At 8.3, I would be astounded it it had even noticeably carbed in 14 days.

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