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Old 06-11-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Very little carbination in lager?

So I brewed a brewers best octoberfest and its been in the bottle for a week with very little carbination.

It was in the primary for a two weeks at 56 degrees and then into the secondary for a month sat 40 degrees. I bottled and there isn't a lot ofcarbination after a week. Usually I'm used to beers being really carbonated after a week.

I think it might be due to the lower temps the yeast went into dormant,. Any ideas or fixes to help?

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So I brewed a brewers best octoberfest and its been in the bottle for a week with very little carbination.
It's only been in the bottle for a week, that's why it's flat.
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There should be enough yeast but give it some time. I have waited 6 months for a beer carb but it eventually did. After a cold secondary you will have less yeast but you should still have enough to carb but can take a little longer. It sucks to wait but it will happen!

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It's only been in the bottle for a week, that's why it's flat.
Its just not like the other beers I made. Of course this is my first lager.
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Its just not like the other beers I made. Of course this is my first lager.
Yeah, I've seen a few brews carb up quick, but it's generally like 3 or 4 weeks even for ales. After a long, cool lagering, it could take longer than that. Just wait it out, try another one in a few weeks and see what ya get..... if it's not showing any signs of carbonation at that point, maybe give worrying a though. 'Til then, RDW and HAHB!
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