Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Festa Brew Undercarbed... Thoughts?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
jtmwhyte
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Westville, NS
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Festa Brew Undercarbed... Thoughts?

Cracked open a festa cream ale from a grolsch bottle after a week and it is almost flat. I know 1 week is not much time, but I put 3/4 cup of dextrose/2 cups boiled water in bottling bucket and swirled in while racking after cooling. The instructions in retrospect call for 1 to 1 1/2 cups dextrose. Will it come around in time?

__________________
jtmwhyte is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
BamaRooster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Glade Spring, Virginia
Posts: 509
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Yes it will. It just needs more time. It may take longer but it will carb up in time.

__________________
wait....what do you mean all the beer is gone!
BamaRooster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
Sippin37
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Sippin37's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 906
Liked 28 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

If you are only 1/4 cup short of what it called for then it should come around in time. I wait until the 3 week mark before sampling any of my brews. But it's a lot harder to wait until then when you have nothing in your pipeline!

__________________
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?"
-- Stephen Wright
Sippin37 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
birvine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cochrane, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,512
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

The beer should be:
1. conditioned for a few weeks
2. conditioned in a a room about 70°F
3. chilled in the fridge for 2 days or so prior to opening and drinking

I would say because of 1 for sure and maybe 2 and 3 you have this result.

/B

__________________
Manager & Head Brewer
Swan Lane Brewery
birvine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools