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


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Beer not force carbing? wtf
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
ArrowheadAles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manhattan, IL
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Beer not force carbing? wtf

Kegged two beers on the same day. My usual method is to put under 30 psi and check every so often until I cut it down to serving pressure.

One keg has carbed wonderfully. The other is as flat as is was out of the carboy. No leaks. Would've emptied the tank. Checked the pressure on the release valve and its under full pressure. It been on 30 psi for 4 days and still flat. Scratching my head here.

Its a brown ale btw. Everything was fine on brew day and fermentation was a bit low on attenuation.

__________________
They who drink beer will think beer.

-Washington Irving

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arrowh...28728700564577
ArrowheadAles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
kh54s10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 7,169
Liked 682 Times on 578 Posts
Likes Given: 173

Default

Are you sure all the valves between the regulator and the keg are open and that the gas connect is seated properly?

__________________
kh54s10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
ArrowheadAles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manhattan, IL
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Yeah pretty positive. Everytime I release the pressure, it fills right back up again to full pressure. So weird. I've kegged lots and lots of beers, never happened before.

__________________
They who drink beer will think beer.

-Washington Irving

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arrowh...28728700564577
ArrowheadAles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
ArrowheadAles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manhattan, IL
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

5 days now. It just doesn't want to absorb co2

__________________
They who drink beer will think beer.

-Washington Irving

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arrowh...28728700564577
ArrowheadAles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
kh54s10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 7,169
Liked 682 Times on 578 Posts
Likes Given: 173

Default

You must have a leak somewhere, or the co2 is not getting into the keg. Even water will carbonate. I would take the gas post off and clean/check it.

__________________
kh54s10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #6
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 11,239
Liked 1388 Times on 1120 Posts

Default

So what was the FG of the brown ale?

Cheers!

__________________
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
JuanMoore
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Old Pueblo
Posts: 17,171
Liked 3253 Times on 3153 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArrowheadAles View Post
Yeah pretty positive. Everytime I release the pressure, it fills right back up again to full pressure. So weird. I've kegged lots and lots of beers, never happened before.
I'm assuming you're releasing the pressure from the pressure relief valve on the keg and not the one on the reg? Were there any adjuncts in the recipe? Sometimes something in the recipe will form a thin layer on top of the beer that doesn't let gas through easily. Often adjuncts that have oils in them will do this. A really high FG or higher ABV can also cause a beer to take quite a bit longer to carb.
__________________
Keezer Soze

Yuri rubs it out with 60 grit... wouldn't even feel a tenga egg. -Randar

, place entry ox dixla to suck. Fcxk fwnpoo and passed. Hel an my spupid ass. OK. - TXCrash
JuanMoore 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
help force carbing root beer jake22si Soda Making 14 08-17-2013 02:37 PM
force carbing root beer JUST_BREW_IT Bottling/Kegging 1 04-05-2013 04:10 PM
Force carbing something other than Beer? LoloMT7 Bottling/Kegging 2 01-08-2013 09:22 PM
Age beer before or after force carbing? johnsmh2 Bottling/Kegging 4 01-11-2011 09:42 PM
Beer line and force carbing Trubadour Bottling/Kegging 1 04-24-2009 08:56 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS