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Old 04-25-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default Oxygen Absorbing Caps = No Carbonation?!

Has anyone used these before? This is very important.

I recently capped a high 10% beer with these caps and they didn't carbonate. I blamed the yeast mostly. It's been 3 months and no carbonation.

I recently used these caps on a different, lower ABV beer and they didn't carbonate either.

Has anyone has similar results with using these silver caps?

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Old 04-25-2010, 01:13 AM   #2
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I've done maybe 10-12 batches with them. No problems. Sorry.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:20 AM   #3
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I've done at least half a dozen, no issues.
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I had a batch that was way over-carbonated with those caps. Maybe you are not storing them warm enough.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:25 AM   #5
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Haha, thanks for the quick responses. These will be good enough to put me at ease. Makes me wonder why only my brews that were capped with those didn't carb properly though. Very strange stuff.
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What type of capper are you using? I capped a batch using a wing capper and it was not carbonated. So I uncapped them and tried dropping the gravity a bit by refermenting the beer (I was sitting at 12%). They had sat in the bottles from Jan until Mar and there were NO signs of carbonation. Then in March I got an itch and dumped it all back into a fermenter (had a high FG and was ansy to bottle). So I uncapped them all gave it a dose of WLP099 and let it go for 10ish days. Got my gravity down and rebottled. Now only a month later they were perfectly carbonated but this time I capped with a bench capper.
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What type of capper are you using? I capped a batch using a wing capper and it was not carbonated. So I uncapped them and tried dropping the gravity a bit by refermenting the beer (I was sitting at 12%). They had sat in the bottles from Jan until Mar and there were NO signs of carbonation. Then in March I got an itch and dumped it all back into a fermenter (had a high FG and was ansy to bottle). So I uncapped them all gave it a dose of WLP099 and let it go for 10ish days. Got my gravity down and rebottled. Now only a month later they were perfectly carbonated but this time I capped with a bench capper.
They are capped fine and everything. Nothing really wrong with the process. I think I've pretty much nailed it down to temperature. See here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/high...ioning-172046/
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I've done two high ABV brews, and they both took a lot longer to carbonate. The best advice that I heard was from Revvy, who told me to roll the bottles around on a table about once a week for a month or so.

That said, I was just about to start a thread about that exact same thing. I've used oxy barrier caps for my last two brews, and they both took at least a week longer to carbonate. I was wondering if it had to do with the caps, too.
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I certainly hope they don't cause issues as I used them for the first time on my NHC entries. I know you're supposed to soak them first, but I tok care of that with the sanitizer soak.
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I've done a handful of batches with the Oxygen caps and havent had a single problem either.
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