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dodeebryan 01-17-2013 03:51 PM

Carb tabs no worky!
 
Ok here's the deal. I kegged 5 gallons if my beer. That's all good. I also bottled a 12 pack if the same beer I kegged. I capped the bottles set them a side to condition. A few days later I was reading through all my notes and realized I didn't drop any if the carb tabs in the bottles. Oops! ( I had never kegged before so I wasn't used to using th tabs. ). So I popped open the bottles heard a bit I'd cO2 release dropped in 1 carb tab per bottle. It's now been 4-5 weeks. I opened a couple of the bottles and no carbonation. What's the deal?

dodeebryan 01-17-2013 03:53 PM

iPhone typing sucks. Sorry for typos

dstranger99 01-17-2013 03:54 PM

If those are coopers carb tabs, it takes 4-5 per bottle.

dodeebryan 01-17-2013 04:13 PM

Ok I'm dumb. Guess I should read the package! Ha! And can I now drop in more and re cap em? I'll bring them out of the fridge and let warm back up them drop in 3-4 more tabs. Maybe give it a little shake?

bferullo 01-17-2013 04:16 PM

Yes if they are the "little tabs" they take 4-5 if they are the larger ones (i think the only ones made now) that look like pieces of rock candy then its one per bottle. I have used them and have had great results.

Revvy 01-17-2013 04:17 PM

Yeah you can re-cap them with the rest of the tabs.

asidrane 01-17-2013 04:24 PM

At my two local shops one had the little tabs and one had the big tabs. I've used the big tabs for my last two batches and really like them compared to mixing in priming sugar. Sure I can't control the level of carbonation, but I like having a consistent amount of priming sugar in each bottle. I'm interested in knowing how the smaller ones work out. I had read about them causing clarity issues, so I've avoided them, but I think being able to dial up/down carbonation with them sounds great.

dodeebryan 01-17-2013 05:46 PM

Well I'll post how it turns out. I'll add more tonight. Should I warm up the bottles to room temp? Then leave to condition at room temp since they have been in fridge for a couple of weeks?

asidrane 01-17-2013 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodeebryan (Post 4795953)
Well I'll post how it turns out. I'll add more tonight. Should I warm up the bottles to room temp? Then leave to condition at room temp since they have been in fridge for a couple of weeks?

Yes, get the beer to room temp so the yeast will be active and ready to ferment the sugar.


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