I think this gets posted about once a week, but i've finally had a beer not carbonate and I'm wondering what I can do?
So here's the story: 4-5 weeks ago I had a particularly ambitious day. I brewed a batch, bottled my IIPA and my bitter. For the IPA I did the standard 4oz of corn sugar. For the bitter(I don't have my notes in front of me with the exact measurements) I used some wheat DME and some table sugar.
Sanitized everything as usual. At that time the ambient temp was about 80 degrees, and 68 in the cooler parts of my house(where I was fermenting). So I figured, what the hell lets get this carbed up quickly, and stuck the beers in the garage where it easily gets 15 degrees hotter than the ambient temp.
Anyway, two weeks go by and we have some cooler nights and it gets to about 55 at night so I decide to move the carbing beers into the fermentation room, after they went through about 3 nights of this. At this time I tried a 12oz from each batch. The IIPA was almost totally carbed, and the bitter had a very very faint hiss. But no carbonation. 3 weeks since then and I'm half way through the IPA and the bitter has not changed at all. I should also add there's hardly any yeast in the bottles of bitter.
So what are my options? Currently I'm sitting them in a room by the heater keeping it a constant 70F. I need a contingency plan though, suggestions?
Primary:Farmhouse Triple, Simcoe Session IPA, 100% Brett Brux IPA
Conditioning: Willamette English Pale Ale