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Old 01-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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First off I apologize for the repost but I didn't get much of a response on this and I still have the question. I plan to open the bottles this weekend and wonder if any one else thought this was a good idea?

Hello all,
I decided to use Munton Carb Tabs on my last batch, but failed to read the instructions as I should have because I only put 1 tablet in each 12oz bottle.
I've stored bottles for a week now, can I open the bottles and add 4 more tabs and re-cap them?
Intructions for carb tabs are 5 or more tabs per 12oz bottle.
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I'd open and add 4 or 5 more tabs depending on the temperature you've had them sitting at.

You'll need new caps for them.

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I'd open and add 4 or 5 more tabs depending on the temperature you've had them sitting at.

You'll need new caps for them.
I've done this before and it worked great. You'll be fine.
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Got new caps, bottles been sitting in the dark at 60F. Great Thanks

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Got new caps, bottles been sitting in the dark at 60F. Great Thanks
Need to have the bottles closer to 70-75 for carbbing up (probably still need to add more caps, but after you need to find a warmer place for them for a few weeks)
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You may want to increase the ambient temp. The yeast may not want to work at that temp. If they do, they will take a lot longer than normal.

Try to up the temp to 70-75° if possible.
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Need to have the bottles closer to 70-75 for carbbing up (probably still need to add more caps, but after you need to find a warmer place for them for a few weeks)
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Since they have been sitting at 60 I'd go ahead with 4 tabs as the 1st tab you put in was probably not eaten by the yeast, better safe than sorry when talking about bottle bombs.

Once the bottles warm up for a day you may want to tip them over and back up to help stir the yeast back up.

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