I just recently cracked open my IPA after a 1 month 1/2. Most bottles are incredible, however I have the occasional flat beer. Does anyone have any suggestions or methods they use to evenly carbonate after racking to the bottling bucket? For this batch I boiled the 3/4 cup of priming sugar in water and siphoned the beer under the small layer of priming solution. After that I stirred the batch with my brewing paddle.
could it be a problem with your capping set up? Otherwise the priming sugar is probably not mixed quite evenly. If its a yeast problem I would assume that would be the same for all your beers as you have mixed your priming solution into the beer the yeast will be distributed evenly at the same time.
well i did have a friend of mine help me cap them this time. We capped them immediately after each bottle was filled. Its not rocket science but a little different experience for someone who has no idea what they're doing. Like I said, its probably 1/5 bottles
Its surprising how often trouble with properly capping bottles is, if the beer tastes sweet then the yeast is probably your problem, but if it tastes like the others, just flat, then it sounds like you might have found your problem.
I pour half my priming solution into my bottling bucket then rack over top; when the bucket is about half full i pour the second half of the priming solution in and gently stir w/ my auto-siphon at the end.
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