Originally Posted by scinerd3000
if they didint carbonate you can get something like this:Coopers Carbonation Drops - 60ct Bag
Uncap and then add and recap your brew...i wouldn't recommend it unless your absolutely sure they didnt carb because its a pain and risks infecting.
Thanks, scinerd3000. The ad says that it only takes 3 days for them to carbonate. I assume that this would be a last resort remedy because if they were used, and the yeast and priming sugar that are already there happened to kick in at the same time, I could create bottle bombs. Is this correct? I guess a safe approach would be to open a bottle to drink. If it were flat, bottle it again, add the drops, and drink asap, which is why it is a pain and risks infection?
The over-carbing part is why I thought it might be safer to pour the bottles into a keg and force carb. It seems that the most popular advice right now is to give it more time, which has proven to be good advice with homebrewing.
Originally Posted by bearkluttz
Give them each a gentle shake to rouse the yeast. Wait another couple weeks and see what ya get.
bearkluttz, I did that a couple of weeks ago and thought it had cured the problem after getting to drink a good beer last weekend. I will give it another try and give it more time.
Thanks to everyone who has offered advice. Any comments on the force carbing approach if I'm still flat after a couple more weeks?