Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

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


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Carbonation Question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
winter999
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 17
Default Carbonation Question

My last batch (Heather Ale) came out tasty, but had a carbonation issue. My friends thought the beer seemed rather flat, so I pushed the CO2 up about 3 psi. Next time the beer didn't seem any more carbonated, but the head was excessive.

What gives? Does the brew influence the the bubble making process? How can I make my bubbly a little more bubbly?

Vital Statistics:

Temp 40 deg. F.
Original Pressure 15 psi
Experiment Pressure 18 psi

__________________
CHEERS!
winter999 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2006, 06:29 PM   #2
Ol' Grog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chickasha, OK.
Posts: 1,037
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

have you balanced your system?

__________________
Ol' Grog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2006, 06:42 PM   #3
winter999
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 17
Default

Sure have!

__________________
CHEERS!
winter999 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2006, 08:14 PM   #4
kornkob
Resident Crazy Uncle
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kornkob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Madison WI
Posts: 1,843
Liked 17 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

1st question: your friends thought it was flat. However, you didn't describe the beer. Did it have any head? Was the head persistent? Looking into the glass could you see bubbles (indicative of degassing)? Have you ever had problems with getting your beer to carbante before? Did you force carb or prime? Describe yoru carb process.

What about the glassware. Was is clean or 'beer clean'? Any soap residue on a glass can cause issues. Rinsing a glass throughly wth clean water after washing (especially in a dishwasher that uses an 'anti-spotting' agent) is key to ensuring there is no soap residue affecting your brew.

__________________

Jason 'Kornkob' Robinson

I wanna move to Theory. Everything works in Theory.

kornkob 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
Keg Carbonation question.... Shoemaker Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-13-2009 05:39 AM
Carbonation Question? taelmore Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 09-14-2008 03:35 PM
another carbonation question craigomal Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 04-12-2008 04:33 AM
carbonation question TheH2 Bottling/Kegging 20 02-28-2008 01:18 PM
Carbonation Question Lucky Dog Brewing Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 04-12-2007 06:09 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS