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Old 11-10-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Ok Im brewing a Porter, not my first beer but pretty close. Had the beer in primary fermenter for 6 weeks then bottled. Had the beer in the bottles for 3 weeks when one bottle exploded, bad deal but I thought maybe I didnt let it ferment long enough for dark beer. So I put all the bottles in my cellar for two more week before I tried to drink thinking the temperature would slow the process and not have any more bottles explode. Now its two weeks later and my beer is flat. No fizz at all. What went wrong and how can I fix it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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Did you use a hydrometer? If so, what were the readings?

How did you prime?

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Yeah, what were your OG and FG readings?

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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Did you spit in it?


(That seems to be a common question/comment and I didn't want it left out.)

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:41 AM   #5
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My beginning reading was 1.063 and ended at 1.012

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
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One more thing if it matters I only opened 2 beers both very flat

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Sounds like you bottled at an appropriate FG. Again, how did you prime?

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Might have had an infected bottle and the clean ones weren't done fermenting when you cooled them down.

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5 oz priming sugar, I also have moved the beer into the tub where the house is quite a bit warmer and if another bottle blows it wont be such a mess. Maybe in a couple more weeks at a warmer temp it will be carbonated, but it was bottled for 3 week before it was moved to a cooler temp

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Exactly how did you incorporate the priming sugar?

...if you haven't figured it out yet, more detail is always better...

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