I have about 30 batches behind me and thought I had my procedures down - until now. In December I brewed a huge Scotch ale, about 1.102 OG. It finished at around 10%ABV and I bulk aged for 3 months. I then bottled, making sure to scrape up some of the yeast, and the beer has been in bottles for almost 3 months now. I have had in the last month:
5 bottles - no carb at all
1 bottle - PERFECT carbonation
1 bottle - explode
When bottling, I boiled about 20oz of water and dissolved 3/4 cup of priming sugar in the boiling water. I dumped this into the bottling bucket and racked on top of it.
Has anyone else had issues with priming when using this procedure? Is there a chance it just didn't mix? I know for sure the sugar was dissolved in the boiling water.