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Old 10-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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So I finished up mt IPA an let it bottle condition for 2 weeks and when I opened a couple of them i found it doesn't have enough carbonation. I primed my 5 gal with 2/3 cup of priming sugar. Is there anything i can do now or just let it be?

Thanks for the help

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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Let it sit at least another week or two and try again. Try to measure priming sugar by weight next time and not volume.

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Most of the time,2 weeks isn't long enough. 3 weeks at 70F or a lil better is the norm for average gravity beers to carb & condition. some of mine are better at 4 weeks. then at least a week in the fridge to get plenty of co2 into solution & allow any chill haze to form & settle out.

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Another beginner here...so it goes without saying that I am by no means very knowledgeable...yet.
However, I did have a carbonation issue with my first batch. So my question to you is did you stir after adding the priming sugar? I did not on my first batch and is what I'm chalking up as my issue with carbonation. With mine though, I had some that were very carbonated, and some with about zero. I even tried rousing the yeast and allowed to sit longer with no results. I even opened a few this week (were bottled July 1st) and still nothing. Just throwing that out there.

You are definitely still early though being that is has only been 2 weeks.

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You guys did dissolve the priming sugar in a cup or two of boiled water first,didn't you? that's the proper way to bulk prime.

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I'm assuming the OP did this...if you're asking me as well, yes i did. Just didn't stir.

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Yes I did and I stirred the beer

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I think you just have to wait it out. Might take a little patience but it beats dumping the whole lot.

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Hey All,

So I finished up mt IPA an let it bottle condition for 2 weeks and when I opened a couple of them i found it doesn't have enough carbonation. I primed my 5 gal with 2/3 cup of priming sugar. Is there anything i can do now or just let it be?

Thanks for the help
I generally prime with 4-5oz (weight) of sugar. I have no idea what 2/3 cup weighs. That might be part of the problem. For now, let it sit another week or two at 70° and then a week in the fridge, that's generally fail proof.
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Walmart has digital scales for $20 that weigh up to 10lbs in pounds,kilograms,grams & ounces. I use it for hops,grains & priming sugar all the time. And I use this priming calculator; http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
And here's a hydrometer temp correction program; http://www.brewheads.com/gravcorrect.php

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