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Old 02-24-2012, 03:54 PM   #21
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I have to say that this rant is preposterous.

There was an error made in beginning and then the carb tabs were used.

The OP used the tabs only once and claim that they are faulty.

That would be like buying a car, putting contaminated gas in the tank, adding new gas. Then saying that this brand of car was junk.

The Munton's carbonation tabs may not be great, but they would definitely NOT be on the market any longer if they ruined everyone's beer.

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:05 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by mthelm85 View Post
The effect of the CarbTabs was purely cosmetic. If you're like me, the first thing you do with your glass of beer is hold it up to the light and check out the color and clarity. That's important to me and these CarbTabs completely ruined the visual appeal of the beer.
You should sue the manufacturer for the replacement cost of your cosmetically unappealing beer. You could probably get a pain and suffering judgement to.

I know it just wouldn't be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet, but do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course?

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #23
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I had about a gallon leftover when I transferred a Baltic Porter to secondary for lagering. As it was only five bombers, I used carb tabs. After a month of bottle conditioning and 5 weeks lagering, I had probably my best beer ever.

I know there's some quote out there somewhere about a bad carpenter blames his equipment. Same thing here.

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by MoPhunk View Post
I hate carb tabs but for an entirely different reason.

Who wants to put tabs in 60 bottles when corn sugar plus water plus time works like a charm?
I would never use them for a full batch, but they are perfect for doing a 6 pack or two.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #25
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Used the Coopers tabs and never had a problem. I always bottle 5-10 bombers of a batch before I keg, and it's easier than corn sugar. No complaints here.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #26
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Measuring spoon and priming sugar works wonders.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #27
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I used them while bottling and it worked just fine.

I also used them, like the OP did, to try and rescue some under carbed beer. That didn't work. At all. (In fact, as I wrote this, I'm having some BBQ beef that I cooked in the flat beer.)

Maybe it's the trying-to-rescue a beer that's the problem?
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #28
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I had the same problem. I also hate Munton's yeast, it's terrible.
-Retired Homebrewer

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:43 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by mthelm85 View Post
chunks of sh%t floating around in it.
you just added suger, the Sh!t comes from the yeast. I bottle condition all my beers and if there is a batch where the finning did not work as good or the trub got desturbed during bottle filling there will be sh!t in the bottle. the tabs does not add anything more, then there already was

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #30
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Sounds like poor brewing syndrome.

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