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Old 03-07-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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I bottled my batch a little less than 4 days ago and popped one open to see if it had carbonated at all and how it tasted. Taste was good but no carbonation! Is it just too soon (I know it i suspposed to stay in bottles for 2 weeks about) or did all my yeast cells quit doing their job? I thought I did a pretty good job with sanitizing... any thoughts? Am I screwed?

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:40 AM   #2
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I bottled my batch a little less than 4 days ago and popped one open to see if it had carbonated at all and how it tasted. Taste was good but no carbonation! Is it just too soon (I know it i suspposed to stay in bottles for 2 weeks about) or did all my yeast cells quit doing their job? I thought I did a pretty good job with sanitizing... any thoughts? Am I screwed?
Yep, your beer is ruined. You might as well pour it all down the sink.

No? Doesn't sound like a plan to you? Yeah, me neither. Wait 3 weeks, then try again. You'll have beer, I promise.
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I have a better idea, send it to me, I will wait three weeks for you. Then I will sample it, quality control it, and ensure that they all carbed properly and also did not contain an infection. I will gladly return the rinsed bottles when done...

Revvy might send you his "STOP, step away from the beer post" for this one.

Seriously, Hide them away in a box at 70 deg for 3 weeks and then try again. You will be able to reply back to this and tell us how great it is.

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Llama's Law: Anytime someone mentions that their beer might be ruined, or asks if they can use swing-top bottles for their beer, someone will respond that the beer in question needs to be sent to them for "proper disposal."

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4 days?! Give the poor yeasties time to do their job. 21 days @ 70 degrees is the general rule of thumb. RDWHAHB. (just not the homebrew in question)

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Come on! Flat beer isn't that bad! I'm drinking a nice, flat, red right now! (was too lazy to find one more bottle to finish this bottling session, so I'm drinking it instead)
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I'm drinking a nice, flat, red right now! (was too lazy to find one more bottle to finish this bottling session, so I'm drinking it instead)
Been there, done that.
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Come on! Flat beer isn't that bad! I'm drinking a nice, flat, red right now! (was too lazy to find one more bottle to finish this bottling session, so I'm drinking it instead)
Doing the same. Tasted my Kona Gold coffee stout that I plan to bottle tomorrow . Tasted so good I'm drinking a glass of it right now .... warm and flat .
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