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Old 04-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I have done my first brew or lager and then stored it in a pressure barrel during the second fermentation part.
anyway i left it a 7 - 10 days like the instructions said and it still had no fizz so i started drinking it...

i have since found out that i should have waited 4 weeks before it was ready...

after the 10 - 12th day i put the lager in plastic bottles to try and save the brew and develop a fizz... so far its still as flat as before.... is there anything i can do to kick start the fizz? its been in the plastic bottles for nearly 2 weeks now...
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Did you add priming sugar to the bottles?

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Old 04-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #3
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What type of priming sugar did you use, and how much of it?

If your answer is "huh?" Then you need to read this:
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"pressure barrel" sound like he was trying to force. If that's the case uncap those bottles and put a teaspoon of sugar in each one and recap.

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:53 AM   #5
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hi guys,,,
I put a 3 oz of suger in the barrel and screwed the lid shut... it dont have any extra pressure bits to it... it just holds the pressure of the brew...
Like i say i tried to save the brew and develop a fizz by putting it in bottles, but that hasnt worked...
could i drop more suger in to the bottles to make a fizz?

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i put 1/4 of a teaspoon of suger into a 2 litre bottle holding the brew today, and it went mad...
so i put the lid on and but it back with the others I will let you know if it works

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:52 PM   #7
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Now i have a bottle of cloudy beer looks like its doing the secondary fermentation thinggy again

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