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Brewtah 11-11-2012 02:36 PM

Added yeast to bottle
 
Made the White House honey ale. After 3 weeks very weak carbination. 5 weeks not much better. Stored bottles at 70 degrees. Shook bottles twice. I think i either killed some remaining yeast by adding too hot priming sugar or didn't rinse bottles good enough. Anyway tried a little experiment. Uncapped some bottles and added a very small amount dry ale yeast. Any feedback or suggestions?

duboman 11-11-2012 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BrewU
Made the White House honey ale. After 3 weeks very weak carbination. 5 weeks not much better. Stored bottles at 70 degrees. Shook bottles twice. I think i either killed some remaining yeast by adding too hot priming sugar or didn't rinse bottles good enough. Anyway tried a little experiment. Uncapped some bottles and added a very small amount dry ale yeast. Any feedback or suggestions?

How did you prime and how much priming sugar did you use? 1 cup of priming sugar syrup into 5 gallons of beer is not enough to kill yeast. Also are you sure your caps seated and sealed well?

Brewtah 11-11-2012 02:48 PM

I used 5 oz, unfortunatley did not add to bottling bucket first stirred softley but well. Bottles opened seem consistant.

duboman 11-11-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by BrewU
I used 5 oz, unfortunatley did not add to bottling bucket first stirred softley but well. Bottles opened seem consistant.

The they just need more time. 3 weeks at 70 is the recommended minimum, some beers just take longer. I would wait a bit before adding more anything, if they take off you could wind up over carbonating and bottle bombs.

Brewtah 11-11-2012 07:26 PM

Thanks, hoping they are a little better for Thanksgiving. Beer tastes great anyway.


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