Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Carbonation Question
Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lake Tapps, Washington
Posts: 233
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

Default Carbonation Question

I did a Hefeweizen and bottled with 3.8 oz corn sugar (for 5 gallons).
I felt there should have been a little more carbonation. It's been bottled for over three weeks at 69 degrees. It had just as much carbonation at day 10 as it does now.
On my next batch, can I just up the sugar or would there be other things I should look at?

vindee is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
Almaigan Brewing Co.
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Shooter's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin (No, not that Dublin)
Posts: 4,555
Liked 269 Times on 208 Posts
Likes Given: 48


It could still need time, but 3.8 oz or corn sugar is not excessive for five gallons, particularly not for a hefeweizen. Five or more oz wouldn't be unheard of, but, if you're using thin bottles be sure they can take the pressure if you start pushing it too far.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
Shooter is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
carbonation question brewrook Bottling/Kegging 8 03-19-2010 06:23 PM
Carbonation Question LumberjackJohn Bottling/Kegging 3 12-14-2008 06:24 PM
carbonation question TheH2 Bottling/Kegging 20 02-28-2008 01:18 PM
Carbonation Question AnOldUR Bottling/Kegging 4 04-04-2007 01:24 PM
carbonation question.. kfgolfer Bottling/Kegging 2 12-19-2006 09:57 PM

Forum Jump