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Old 03-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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So I've bottled several batches of beer using natural carbonation... No problems... until my last two batches!

The last two batches had OG's of 1.08 and 1.10, so I expected the carbonation to take a little longer. It's been about 3 weeks on one batch and 4 weeks on the other.

My question is:

Can I pour these bottled beers into a keg, force carbonate, and then re-bottle them?

Obviously, I know this will need to be done in a sanitized manner. Just curious if anyone has ever had this problem and had success with the procedure I'm considering doing.

Thanks in advance for your responses!

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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It could take several months for those to carbonate. I just threw a batch in a keg that was in bottles for about 4 months and it's carbonated but it's also a little cardboardy. The biggest risk you run of transferring to a keg, if you are sanitized, is oxidation.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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wait another 3 months and post in this thread again if there is still no carbonation.

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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oh this thread makes me feel a lot better. I'm having the same concern with a big (9.3% abv) IIPA I just made. The yeast got a little carried away converting sugars I guess. It's been about 3 weeks now and my previous 2 batches were nicely carbed up by this point. The IPA tastes amazingly good and I'd love to see a nice frothy head on it. Time and patience will tell I suppose. Does anybody know the reasoning behind why bigger beers take longer to get their bubbles?

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Yeast get sluggish and perform more slowly in higher ABV environments.....they don't like the alcohol, it's their waste product and they'd rather it stay that way.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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oh! duh....that makes perfect sense now that you mention it. Thanks

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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You wouldn't want to crap as much in a swimming pool of crap either.

I amuse myself entirely too much.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dbhokie
You wouldn't want to crap as much in a swimming pool of crap either.

I amuse myself entirely too much.
.... Wouldn't want to be swimming pool of crap in the first place... Poor yeast
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:17 PM   #9
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Poor yeast nothin! Get swimmin and do your doody, er...duty...

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #10
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Yeast flatulence is the one bodily function loved by all ... Whether ppl know it or not
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