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Old 04-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Had a few pints of my first homebrew last night(3weeks in barrel) and although tasty it was alittle flat. It's in a pressure barrel, is it possible to re-prime it or is this one going to stay flat? Temp control is not something I have
Much control over at the minute as I'm waiting on getting a fridge. Thanks for any info


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Old 04-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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IIRC, pressure barrels will likely result in lower carbonation than if you kegged or bottled. I understand that its a popular way to do things across the pond because they generally prefer less bubbles than us yanks. However, I understand that there are ways to force more CO2 into pressure kegs - see this thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/pres...bottles-90214/


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Old 04-25-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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What size batch? How much sugar did you add? What temp is the barrel stored at?
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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4oz of priming sugar I think, it's a 40 pint (uk) stored at 20C.

I have a mini co2 bottle but I didn't think it prevented flat beer, I thought it was to help get the beer out.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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If it is actually carbonated, just not quite as much as you would like then you can certainly add some sugar and reprime. But it will mean waiting another week or two for the carbonation to build. Not worth it to me, but then again I don't like that much carbonation in general.


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