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Old 01-04-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Use made up my first soda using a Gnome extract. Followed the directions as stated, except I added more of the extract than called for since it tasted pretty weak. Bottled everything into 12 PET bottles and have had them sitting on the counter for three days. I'm not getting any carbonation at all. Any thoughts/suggestions? I'd hate to have to re open all the bottles and re pitch the yeast

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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It could be an issue of time. When I was still making soda with yeast, the carbonation varied largely by the ambient temperature. During the summer time, I could have explosive openings after 2 days of carbonation while having regularly carbonated bottles after 6 days during the winter.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Did you use a bear starter? No, seriously, cheezydemon MUST weigh in on this one...

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Thanks guys. Finally got some carbonation but now I'm getting a really bad "rotten eg" taste. Any thoughts?

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Toss it and try Champagne yeast. That always yielded my favorite yeast based on carbonation.

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Thanks. I'll give it another go

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Doing another batch tonight. In the instructions it says to lay the bottles on their side for a few days during carbonation. Is that necessary? What's the reason? Thanks for all the help

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Did a new batch tonight. Recipe says to lay bottle on their side during carbonation, what's the reason for this? Is it necessary? Thanks for all the great help.

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