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Old 03-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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If you added the correct amount of priming sugar, and if you are storing the beer at warm enough temps (70 degrees is ideal), the beer WILL carb. Give it time.

3 weeks at 70 degrees is the baseline you see repeated here over and over again. Some beers carb quicker, but some will take longer. Higher gravity beers or those stored cooler can take longer.

If it's not carbed at 2.5 weeks? Wait another week. If not carbed then? Wait another week.

It WILL carb. Don't do anything silly like open bottles, add yeast, add even more sugar (unless you didn't do the sugar right to start with), pour bottles out, etc. Just be patient.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #12
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Okay, here is an update. The beer that is flat is a Black Lager. One week after I brewed the black lager I brewed a Doppel Bock. With both beers I filtered the beer through a hops sock prior to bottling. I just cracked open my first Doppel Bock and it had the BEST head of any brew I had put together yet. Honestly, its the best beer that I have ever made, and up there in the ranks of the best beer Ive ever tasted.

That being said, you guys were right. My problem wasnt the filtering but the priming sugar. I think I was too light with the sugar for the Black Lager.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:41 PM   #13
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Damn man. Send me a bottle of that Doppel bock.

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:49 AM   #14
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Okay, here is an update. The beer that is flat is a Black Lager. One week after I brewed the black lager I brewed a Doppel Bock. With both beers I filtered the beer through a hops sock prior to bottling. I just cracked open my first Doppel Bock and it had the BEST head of any brew I had put together yet. Honestly, its the best beer that I have ever made, and up there in the ranks of the best beer Ive ever tasted.

That being said, you guys were right. My problem wasnt the filtering but the priming sugar. I think I was too light with the sugar for the Black Lager.
That is a fine looking brew, dude! Black as night and 4" of snow on the mountain. Wow, I'll take one please!
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:33 AM   #15
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Now I am thirsty. My doppelbock still has a month of secondary left. It should be delicious for my end of May b-day.

As for the other beer, you could pop the tops and add sugar tabs, available at most LHBS. Maybe add 2 per bottle.

But only add tabs if it's uncarb'd after several more weeks. Likely it'll carb up fine with time.

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #16
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Thank guys, but I drank it all. It is really rich and creamy tasting and I only had it fermenting for 4 weeks. Here is the recipe if you are interested.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebre...pelganger-bock

Let me know if the link doesnt work.

Cyclman, I'm going to give it another 2 weeks and try another one. It has a bit of carbonation, but not that much. Crossing my fingers. If by then it isn't progressing further then Ill add some sugar.

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