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Old 02-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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I've just finished my 1st brew. Blond ale extract kit. Dissapointed with the carbonation.followed directions for priming w corn sugar.am I expecting too much?are homebrews always much less carbonated than store beers?

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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How much did you use, and how did you use it? Added it to the bottles or mixed into the beer beforehand in your bottling bucket? How long has it been bottle conditioning?

For future reference: http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Mine sat for 3 weeks in the bottles.....no carb. Figured out I was storing it at too cold of a room Needs to be at least 70* to carb up.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Guaranteed the OP is tasting green beer.

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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How much did you use, and how did you use it? Added it to the bottles or mixed into the beer beforehand in your bottling bucket? How long has it been bottle conditioning?

For future reference: http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
3/4 cup & mixed into the bottling bucket. Its been almost 2. Wdeks

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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Guaranteed the OP is tasting green beer.
+1.

how long has the beer been bottled? can take 3 weeks or more to carb properly, depending on the beer. also, make sure you're storing them at 70*F or warmer.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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+1.

how long has the beer been bottled? can take 3 weeks or more to carb properly, depending on the beer. also, make sure you're storing them at 70*F or warmer.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
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For Beer to carb up it has to be stored at 70 degrees? What if right after bottling it was being stored in the refrigerator for two weeks? It's been two weeks and I cracked one open to taste test it and there is absolutely no carbonation. Can I pull them out of the fridge to get them back down to 70 degrees, or is that gonna skunk it?

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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For Beer to carb up it has to be stored at 70 degrees? What if right after bottling it was being stored in the refrigerator for two weeks? It's been two weeks and I cracked one open to taste test it and there is absolutely no carbonation. Can I pull them out of the fridge to get them back down to 70 degrees, or is that gonna skunk it?
Yes do that. Skunking is only gonna happen if you place the bottles on your windowsill to condition. Just keep them dark in a cupboard for 3 weeks. It will take a few weeks or months to carb up in the fridge.

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #10
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Rookie mistake I did was immediately placed the bottled beer in the fridge. This obviously killed the primer affect. I cracked all the beers open and added sugar recapped and placed in a dark temp controlled area and two weeks later they were good as new !!!!!

 
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