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Old 02-24-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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I am new to extract brewing I am starting my 4th batch (liberty cream ale) my first two were irish red and the 3rd was honey weizen ( all extract) they all tasted fairly well , the irish reds had little carbonation and the honey weizen had VERY little all were 1 week in primary , 2 in secondary and three in the bottle at 68-70 deg. I primed with 3/4 cup corn sugar boiled with 1 cup water and mixed well . The bottles were on a table(not the floor) , the same place as the primary and secondary fermentation it seemed to be fermenting very well there @ 68 -70 deg

and the carbonation.it does have, does not last long at all. and I cleaned the glasses and rinsed

any suggestions as to what am might be doing wrong? I thought about using muntons carb drops but dont know if that will help me anyg-pa

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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I had a batch that didn't carbonate well - I just shook them up and let them sit for another week or so and they came out nicely.

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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that is what Iam doing as we speak (it is just odd that all three batches were like that)

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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Did you make sure when you cap the bottles it is fully sealed?
Try using a hot glue gun to seal the cap on all sides to the bottle to air tighten it. If you do this to 1 bottle and notice it carbs perfectly where the rest do not you may want to switch to this. Its what I do and every beer is perfect now.

* edit.. this may just be because my caper sucks.. yours may as well though by the sounds of it :P

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Do you mean carbonation or head?

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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...hot glue gun...
What??? You hot glue every single bottle? That must be a PITA!
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