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Old 11-02-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
May 2010
Rockford, Michigan
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Brewed a Scotch Wee Heavy and bottled 17 days ago. Very little to no carbonation as yet (get a ever so light pffft when opening). Anyone ever had this happen?

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Old 11-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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i bottled a batch that barely carbonated for 6 weeks. so, i turned each bottle upside down, and gave them a shake to rouse the yeast at the bottom of each bottle. the beer was fully carbonated 2 weeks later.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:27 PM   #3
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I got that on my Whiskely ale. It took 9 weeks & 6 days to condition,then 2 weeks in the fridge before it got good carbonation & a 2 finger head. It's not just the gravity,it's how intense the malt profile is. Big beers can take a while to condition,so be patient,it'll get there in a couple of months.
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