No carbonation in root beer! Help! - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > No carbonation in root beer! Help!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2010, 06:25 AM   #11
KC10Chief
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 95
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Well, I don't know what I did last time, but it seems to be working this time. The bottles ave very firm. I plan to stick them in the fridge tomorrow before I go to work. They weren't firm at all last time.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 02:40 PM   #12
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,042
Liked 7616 Times on 5360 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by KC10Chief View Post
Well, I don't know what I did last time, but it seems to be working this time. The bottles ave very firm. I plan to stick them in the fridge tomorrow before I go to work. They weren't firm at all last time.
Glad to hear it! Maybe it was just a bum package of yeast last time.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #13
merk_the_hermit
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
ohio
Posts: 18

weird...
yeah sprechners are force carb only. The only 2 natural carbonation ones are gnomes and some retro looking brand.

For yeast, honestly I've been using red star cooking yeast. The root beer after about 4 days carbed and was actually really good (I drank all relatively early so it was like the last 5 bottles). (gnome root beer, redstar yeast and brown sugar)
The last one was ginger beer and its pretty rancid, the only difference was I substituted the brown sugar for cane. I don't know if the yeast had eaten some taco bell or what, but when I pulled out my first test bottle from the fridge.... it smelled like someone had managed to fart in my soda.
Kind of turns me off of soda since I have about 2.5 gallons of spicy fart soda LOL
Got more root beer to make atleast.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Root beer head and carbonation dennyluan Soda Making 4 02-01-2009 06:52 AM
Root Beer Dinbin Recipes/Ingredients 8 09-18-2007 02:54 AM
Root Beer Ale Kayos Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-25-2007 10:25 PM
root beer? xpoc454 General Beer Discussion 7 12-03-2006 06:13 PM
Beer Equiment Vs. Root Beer Extract digdan General Techniques 4 07-15-2006 05:03 AM


Forum Jump