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Old 08-06-2012, 03:06 AM   #21
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Or you could just let it sit for a while and it will carbonate naturally on its own.
I've had good luck with this. I had a dozen bottles capped, realized I needed to add priming sugar, added it and just kept going. The beer was a dark wheat I believe.

Those un-primed bottles were fine, lower but decent carbonation with less head retention.

I also poured a different batch back into a fermentor, let it finish, and added the correct amount of priming sugar - no spoiled bottles.


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Old 08-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #22
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So the coopers drops came yesterday and I put them in each bottle today. One for each 12 oz and two for each 22 oz. is it normal that when I cracked the uncarbed beer it still had vapor come out and when I put the drop in each bottle, I had foam spill over each time? I waited until the foam stopped and then recapped. All sounds good and normal?
This, yes this....

Have you finished drinking the batch yet?


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Old 08-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #23
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After a few weeks still flat, I open the bottles and kegged all but 12 bottles. At this point I figured there was nothing to lose. That was yesterday. I tried a bottle today and it was still flat so I'm praying the beer wasnt oxidized in the transfer and I can force carb it. Fingers crossed!

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #24
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Another noob the edge of my seat, here (just joined yesterday). How did the kegging go after the bottles didn't carb?

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #25
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yikes, i got two batches of beer bottled in a similar situation, they are not carbing and i used priming sugar, lol. I thought about dumping them into a keg but decided not to cause of oxidation. how did it go? 4 months and i am still waiting on them to carb, lol!

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #26
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yikes, i got two batches of beer bottled in a similar situation, they are not carbing and i used priming sugar, lol. I thought about dumping them into a keg but decided not to cause of oxidation. how did it go? 4 months and i am still waiting on them to carb, lol!
You may want to try and swirl the bottles around to suspend the yeast again and make sure there somewhere a little bit warmer, but out of the sun.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #27
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It was a success. I'm enjoying this beautifully carbed IPA for a couple weeks now. I was pretty careful when pouring into the keg. Got down on the floor and had the keg almost sideways, put my arm in with the beer and gently poured. Tastes great! Only problem is that I held back 12 bottles in just in case. Now I wished I had kegged them. Opened another a couple minutes ago and it's still flat. I'll probably keg these now 11 bottles once I kick the keg.



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