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Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 AM   #11
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did you secondary this brew ,somtimes you can leave it in the secondary to long and all the yeast will settle out of the beer ,making it take a longer time to carb up ,just a thought ,have had this problem myself,your beer bud bull
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:18 AM   #12
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Some reading for you.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/558191-post101.html

And this guy's thread follow up sums up what you need to do...(which is wait)

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ambe...nt-carb-81555/

All you need to do is to roll your bottles on a table to re-rouse some of the yeasts and make sure they are above 70 degrees, and come back in a couple weeks...

they will carb up fine

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Old 10-16-2008, 02:51 AM   #13
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3/4 cup. It was pre-measured in the kit, so I don't think I screwed up there. Maybe I didn't circulate enough as you said.
Did you weigh the sugar or just assume it was 3/4 C?
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:47 PM   #14
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Two weeks later, still not carbed....not even close on the one I tried. The ad for the carbonation drops says the beer will be ready in three days. To reduce the chance of bottle bombs, I am thinking about only adding the drops on a Tuesday or Wednesday to as many beers as I will drink on the weekend. This way, all others still have a chance to carb naturally.

Any suggestions or comments on this? Thanks.

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:48 PM   #15
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Some reading for you.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/558191-post101.html

And this guy's thread follow up sums up what you need to do...(which is wait)

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ambe...nt-carb-81555/

All you need to do is to roll your bottles on a table to re-rouse some of the yeasts and make sure they are above 70 degrees, and come back in a couple weeks...

they will carb up fine
I will roll and wait! Revvy, I somehow missed this post my last two trips to this thread. I read the links, and makes sense to me. So, I am going to wait a few more weeks and see what happens. If no luck then, I will volunteer my beer for the experiment you mentioned in the referenced link.

Thanks for the info...sorry I missed it earlier. I missed it a couple of weeks ago and then again today. I have to read fast from work and sometimes I miss good advise.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:15 PM   #16
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Thanks for this thread, and the others, gents - I have exactly the same problem and will try the same solution.

I, too, was getting ready to dump some bottles... Hopefully that won't be necessary!

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #17
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Would too low of a temperature cause the bottles to take longer to carb? Or, in other words, is there a direct ratio between temp and carbonation time? For example, if everything else is equal (same batch, sanatation, all caps sealed, stirred well, etc.) would some bottles carb faster if they were carbing at a higher temp - say +5*F?

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:38 PM   #18
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Are you sure the seal was good from cap to bottle? I've had no carb from some brews and perfect from others, and I assume it was the lack of seal when bottling.

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Old 11-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #19
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Are you sure the seal was good from cap to bottle? I've had no carb from some brews and perfect from others, and I assume it was the lack of seal when bottling.

I guess that's always a possibility and I do not know how you would prove it. I had one good beer 3-4 weeks ago and the rest have been flat. I do not think that it is likely all of my bottles lack a seal. I do think that there is a possibility that my priming sugar/water didn't mix well with the beer in bucket. I accidently siphoned the beer and the added the sugar instead vice versa.


For all...... I am giving up and getting some carbonation drops. I read the ad and it says that they carb in three days. Here's my question:

Suppose I add the drops to a bottle that IS carbed. I think I will know as soon as I open it, but suppose I don't. If I add the drops to a carbed beer, is it likely that I would have a bottle bomb before I drank it 3-4 days later? I am only going to add the drops to a 6'er at a time for these reasons.

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I have two kegs, co2 tank, and a regulator in my closet. In fact, I had them before I bottled this beer, but did want to waste good beer while trying to figure out how to use the keg stuff without a second frig. So, I went the safe route and bottled with priming sugar. In the future, the kegs and gas will be used!
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If you carefully stretch a balloon over the bottle tops it will show you if you have a leak or not. If you get the balloon inflation, you have a leak.

Carb tabs are just compressed dextrose and don't work any faster than bulk dextrose so don't expect miracles.

There is no way of really knowing which bottles are carbed so you are taking a chance adding more sugar.

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