Originally Posted by metanoia
How did you clean the bottles? I like to let them soak overnight in PBW (this especially helps getting labels to fall off) if they're recycled commercial bottles.
When you say you dumped the priming sugar in... did you dump it into the fermenter or a bottling bucket? And yes it's flat because carbonation takes weeks to occur (from the yeast in the bottle eating the priming sugar).
Welcome to the addiction!
i soaked them in dishsoap water to get the initial crap off and to peel most of the labels off... i'll tell you, Sierra Nevada's labels are a PITA! then dunked the bottles in Star San solution b4 bottling. couldn't use some of my bottles b/c there was a bit of mold at the bottom and i even tried to use my bottle brush to get them out but no luck.
and i dumped the priming sugar/water solution in my bottling bucket w/ spout.
im thinking of getting the pint bottles and yea probably the ones w/ the cork tops, im assuming that is what you mean by the swing tops?