So, I wanted to get my friend into the homebrew scene and I gave him my old Mr. Beer setup. We made a simple dark ale and then we bottled it. It looked good, tasted good, smelled good. A week later, we cracked them open and there was no carbonation. Zero. None. Like dark brown tap water. We primed each 22oz bottle with 1-1/2 tsp cane sugar, which has been successful with me since I started.
So, what could have gone wrong and how do I fix it? We still have a bit of beer in the primary with trub ad the bottom, we could add more yeast and sugar into the bottles and recap, but I'm not sure how great of an idea that is.
In Primary: Wedding Wheat Ale
In Primary: Cherry Apfelwein
In Secondary: Lavender Vanilla Mead
In bottles: Bikini Atoll Apfelwein