Why no carbonation in some of the bottles? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Why no carbonation in some of the bottles?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-16-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
icantbejon
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Chester, VA
Posts: 84
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



So I went through the bottling process and as far as I know everything went fine. I had a good 6pk and life was good. Two beers from the second 6pk I'm drinking seem to have no carbonation in the bottle whatsoever. How can that be? What would cause the discrepancy between them?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
LaurieGator
 
LaurieGator's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
, South Carolina
Posts: 338
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Go to this sticky to find Revvy's VERY INFORMATIVE bottling thread. Post #8 will give you the info on why some beer bottles carbonate differently.

Each bottle is it's own environment. How long has it been since you have bottled the beer? I find that if I have uneven carbonation between bottles it is because I have been drinking bottles close to the 3 week mark after bottling. When I leave them a little longer, the carbonation evens out between different bottles.
__________________
Fermenting: Grand Cru, Belgian Dubbel, Nut Brown Ale, Saison Sans Soul

Kegged: Honey Amber Ale, Centennial Blonde Ale,

Gone but not forgotten: Irish Red

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
WxDaddy
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Rochester, MN
Posts: 2

I have had this very same issue with 2 batches. My most recent batch, a dead guy ale clone, didn't carbonate at all...which I have blamed on infection (even though I really have no idea whatsoever).

Interested to learn what others have found...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #4
munche
 
munche's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Inland Empire, CA
Posts: 395
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


I had this problem when I just poured in the priming sugar rather than stirring it up into the wort.
__________________
Jason Harris, Beer Dork Extraordinaire and wannabe blogger
Homebrew noob, moving right along
In The Pipeline: Amber Lance
On Draft: Empire Strikes Brau, Dead By Dawn, Fail Ale, Yellow Fever Blonde

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 01:21 AM   #5
wendelgee2
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
New York, NY
Posts: 324
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by munche View Post
I had this problem when I just poured in the priming sugar rather than stirring it up into the wort.
Me too.

Give it a gentle stir and all will be well in future batches.

On the batches that you have that are inconsistent...be careful. Some will be overcarbed just like others are undercarbed.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 07:32 PM   #6
icantbejon
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Chester, VA
Posts: 84
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by LaurieGator View Post
Go to this sticky to find Revvy's VERY INFORMATIVE bottling thread. Post #8 will give you the info on why some beer bottles carbonate differently.

Each bottle is it's own environment. How long has it been since you have bottled the beer? I find that if I have uneven carbonation between bottles it is because I have been drinking bottles close to the 3 week mark after bottling. When I leave them a little longer, the carbonation evens out between different bottles.
Thanks for the recommended reading...#8 definitely gave me some direction. I think I left the beer in a bad spot for the bottling, and it didn't stay near the 70 degrees it needed. I'm moving it today and gonna give it another week or so before I crack another one.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carbonation in flip-top bottles vs PET bottles axp Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-28-2012 02:12 PM
Bottles have no carbonation after being in bottles for 6 weeks.. D00msD4v3 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 29 09-23-2009 11:29 PM
Low Carbonation Bottles Brett3rThanU Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 01-07-2009 01:01 PM
Carbonation in bottles Rivercat96 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 11-05-2007 06:54 PM
Little or no carbonation in bottles. max-the-knife Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-01-2007 07:11 PM


Forum Jump