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Old 01-01-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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I had two more of the litre bottles left of the Mr. Beer brew I did and decided to just drink them. I took them out of the closet and the bottles were soft. NOTHING like the other that were rock hard. I put them in the fridge for a few days and still nothing so I opened one. Flat as the day it went in the bottle. No fizz sound when opened and no carbonation at all. What would have caused this? I mixed the corn sugar in boiling water and then in the beer.

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Not long enough conditioning
Uneven distribution of priming solution (some bottles too much, others none)
Too cold where they're fermenting
WAY too hot where fermenting
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Since the others sound like they carbed normally, I bet it was a poor seal on your bottle - especially if it was a screw top.

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Since the others sound like they carbed normally, I bet it was a poor seal on your bottle - especially if it was a screw top.
That is my guess too...
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it was the brand new tops though and they were a bitch to get off.

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Being a bitch to get off doesn't mean they were sealed well. I vote for the seal was not tight.

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