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Old 08-21-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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my first brew is 2 weeks in the bottle and still somewhat flat tasting. I must pour aggressively to get a 1/4" to a 1/2" head in a glass...

no noticeable bubbles in the beer...

what did i do wrong?

i used 3/4 cup of priming sugar, boiled with 2 cups of water, racked my beer onto the priming solution and then bottled.

there is some carbonation, just not a whole lot...

any ideas? i hardly think another week in the bottle will do anything for me...
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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Where did you store your bottles while conditioning? From my experience, cooler temps can take a little longer to carbonate.

I recently brewed an IPA. I stored some bottles in the basement and some in the kitchen cabinets. The bottles that were stored in the kitchen cabinet were carbonated after 7 days. The bottles in the basement took the full two weeks to carbonate.

 
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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At what temperature have your bottles been conditioning?

What was th OG of your beer? Sometimes in bigger beers the yeast are just pretty-well spent and don't have much oomph left for converting the priming sugar--but I doubt that's the issue.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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they were stored in cardboard boxes, right next to my fermenters...

temps @ around 75 degrees...

btw, My OG was 1.050
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:29 PM   #5
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Don't worry. They will be fine. I had a porter that was not carbonated at all, just like you describe, after 2 weeks. I was given the advice to GENTLY shake each bottle a few times over the next week to get the settled yeast back into suspension. I did that and let them sit for another week (4 weeks total from priming) and they were all perfectly carbonated.

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Don't worry. They will be fine. I had a porter that was not carbonated at all, just like you describe, after 2 weeks. I was given the advice to GENTLY shake each bottle a few times over the next week to get the settled yeast back into suspension. I did that and let them sit for another week (4 weeks total from priming) and they were all perfectly carbonated.

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so i need to give each bottle a gentle shake. i will give that a try..
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:44 PM   #7
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I have found that if I don't rinse very well after I sanitize the yeast under carbonate.
I use One-Step and then run them through the dishwasher with out soap, and get good results.

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I have found that if I don't rinse very well after I sanitize the yeast under carbonate.
I use One-Step and then run them through the dishwasher with out soap, and get good results.

TA
i keep hearing more and more about using the dishwasher without soap. now, if i could ever find the dishwasher empty

i thought i rinsed well enough after washing and then used iodophor to sanitize...
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:29 AM   #9
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here's after 1 week:



here's after 2 weeks:
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:39 AM   #10
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I have had mine take 3 weeks to get a good carb and after 4 weeks they were even better. I would turn them over and try one next week. I bet it will be much better.
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