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

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


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Carbonation
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
jakebeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
Default Carbonation

Brewed a Russian Imperial Stout using a NB extract kit. Tastes great but has the carbonation of a Belgian Golden. Was in secondary at least 3 mos. Intentionally went with less than the 5/8 ths cup of sugar but my bottles are more effervescent than those guys in the "More Beans?" scene in Blazing Saddles.

Help. Would longer in secondary have helped or should I REALLY cut the sugar for bottle conditioning. Thanks.

__________________
jakebeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
jakebeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
Default uh... I meant Carbonation... Time for another beer.

English isn't my first language...

__________________
jakebeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
Ultrazord
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Iowa City, IA
Posts: 147
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

It's over carbonated or under? Imperials take a long time to finish fermenting. Did the gravity readings go down and level constantly?

__________________
Ultrazord is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
jakebeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
Default

I think it's way over carbonated. My reference point is the Stone Russian Imperial. Very low carbonation. Mine generates a huge head and seems a lot more bubbly than I think is right.

__________________
jakebeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
emccarthy25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central, NH
Posts: 58
Default

if you are over carbonated, and you reached the expected FG, then IMO the only solution is to cut out some of the priming sugar

__________________
emccarthy25 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
jakebeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Thanks. I suspect that's it. I never feel like the hydrometer is all that accurate, but it was steady, perhaps it could have declined more... But... I guess I'll just open them early for now!

__________________
jakebeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
Ultrazord
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Iowa City, IA
Posts: 147
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Refrigerate them for a week. Then, put them in the freezer for 30 minutes before drinking. It will help tremendously. I just got done with a batch similar to that.

__________________
Ultrazord is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2012, 12:27 AM   #8
jakebeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
Default

Very cool. Thanks. Took one out of the reefer that I had ther for a while just now and it was better - good to know that's not random chance. Thinking about storing the balance of the bottles in the fridge... If cooling can "cure" it probably makes sense to wait...

__________________
jakebeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #9
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 30,985
Liked 2266 Times on 1974 Posts
Likes Given: 1700

Default

Try using this priming calculator next time. Carbonation will be more accurate to style; http://http://www.tastybrew.com/calc...s/priming.html
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
kwingert
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nevada, MO
Posts: 245
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Put it in the back of the closet and forget about it for a while. I have read that sometimes under carbonated beers give the impression they are over carbonated because the CO hasn't dissolved into the beer yet.

__________________

Beer is proof god loves us and wants us to be happy-Franklin

kwingert 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
Carbonation Bigloveystyle Extract Brewing 10 04-26-2011 04:07 AM
carbonation ritchie Extract Brewing 8 01-24-2011 11:50 PM
VERY low carbonation Blackhawkbrew Extract Brewing 10 10-18-2008 11:03 PM
Too much carbonation skerr Extract Brewing 6 05-07-2008 02:16 PM
Dme Carbonation gravity man Extract Brewing 3 04-24-2008 05:06 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS