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Old 10-23-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Coopers carb tabs

So I had to use coopers carb tabs in my pumpkin ale cause I failed to add the priming sugar at bottling time. I cracked open each bottle and added the tab. Well it's bee 2 and a half weeks, and they're still not carbing. Should I be concerned???


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Old 10-23-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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What temperature are they being stored at? The cooler the temperature, the longer the carbing time. Sometime I have beer that will take 4-5 weeks to carb.

Are you getting any foam/bubbles/hiss when you open a beer?

Another thought, How many did you put in per bottle, medium carbonation should be 3 tabs per bottle if i remember correctly.



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Old 10-23-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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YOu put it in the bottle and reused the same cap? I wouldnt chance using the same cap.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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no, I re-capped with NEW caps. They're sitting at about 68 degrees and I get a slight hiss when the bottle opens.
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I'd wait it out a couple more weeks personally...
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:05 AM   #6
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How many tabs per bottle?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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1 per 12oz bottle
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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You will probably end up with very light carbonation. Check the directions, they say to put 2-4 per bottle depending on the level you want.

I tried them once and was disappointed that you had to put multiple, and they are more expensive than I thought when you have to do that.
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You will probably end up with very light carbonation. Check the directions, they say to put 2-4 per bottle depending on the level you want.

I tried them once and was disappointed that you had to put multiple, and they are more expensive than I thought when you have to do that.
I think you're referring to Munton's Carb Tabs, those are a lot smaller. The Coopers are about the same size as a jolly rancher and I only used 1 per 12 oz. bottle, they work.

If you are getting a slight hiss when opening up your bottle, I'd also give at a few more weeks. The carbonation ought to be fine though.
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You are correct.


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