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Old 08-12-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Bottles have no carbonation after being in bottles for 6 weeks..

Well, i bottled this brew about 6 weeks ago and i have no carbonation.. Any advice or what to do to make this brew stay out of the john crappa?
Thanks for your time..
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Hmmm. That's strange. I assume you're keeping them at at least 70 degrees?


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Old 08-12-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
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what did you use to prime? how much?
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:56 AM   #4
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@yooper.. yes to be exact they are staying around 68 - 70 degrees no changes from what i know.....

@Chem.. We used a kit seeing it was our 2nd time brewing.. The priming sugar we used was LD carlson from what i can recall..

The beer tastes like poo right now.. lol
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:01 AM   #5
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Put the bottles on their sides in a nice warm room with no sunlight, and give them a sharp twist 2 - 4 times a day. Sometimes bigger beers take a while to prime, what was the OG?
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The OG was 1.060.. Is it possible that the yeast kick the can!.. lol
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:43 AM   #7
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sorry chem i did not answer your Q fully... the directions instructed us to boil the priming sugar in 1 cup of water.. to dissolve it i would assume.. it instructed us to use 5oz.. sigh!
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It sounds like you did everything correctly. Five ounces is pretty standard for a lot of the kits.

Is there even a little "pssst" when you open the bottle?
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I can try another one but the one i opened tonight had no "psst" at all.... we let it sit in the primary fermenter for 6 weeks prior to bottling.. now like i have said it has been in a bottle for about 6 weeks also.. so now 12weeks in the making.. lol.. i do apologize if my typing is horrible tonight i have had a home brew plus some Stone 13 anniversary.. lol.. i have checked another one and a very little "psst"...
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You mixed up your priming sugar very well right before bottling, right? What kind of bottles/caps are you using (smooth lip or twist off bottles)? Maybe there are some other bottles that got the majority of the priming sugars , and they're all hyped up?


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