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Old 09-08-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Okay experts, here is my question. I bottled my IPA a week ago today. This was my second brew. I refrigerated and cracked one open today, no carbonation, hardly any taste. I used 3 oz of hops in a 5 gallon brew, I thought I would be able to taste something.

Am I possibly not filling up my bottles enough, was the bottle cap not crimped all the way, or possibly something else wrong?

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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Post a recipe for flavor issues

1 week is not long enough for carbonation (try 3 or 4)....

When I used to bottle I usually let my brew sit in the fridge for a couple days before imbibing

try the forum search as well.....


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Old 09-08-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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Most beers take at least 3 weeks to carb for me. Higher ABV can take even longer. 3oz of hops may or may not be a lot of bitterness. Depends on the type and more importantly the AA%. 3oz of Saaz @ 4%AA won't compare to 3oz of Summit at 14%AA. Give the bottles a couple of more weeks to prime and then pop a couple in the fridge before you judge it. I know it's hard, but patience is your best friend at this point.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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1 week is definitely early, but also examine the bottle. i've had two bottles without carbonation so far. one was a twist cap bottle that somehow got into my collection and didn't properly seal. another bottle had a hairline crack that was unnoticable at first glance. give it another two weeks and try again, and RDWHAHB
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