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Old 03-27-2014, 02:31 AM   #51
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UPDATE: I opened one bottle 13 days after adding 2 Prime Dose capsules. Nothing. Flat as an iron. I've got 2 other bottles with the stuff in them. I'll let them sit a few more weeks.

Disappointing. Has anyone had any success with Prime Dose?


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Old 03-27-2014, 01:36 PM   #52
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UPDATE: I opened one bottle 13 days after adding 2 Prime Dose capsules. Nothing. Flat as an iron. I've got 2 other bottles with the stuff in them. I'll let them sit a few more weeks.

Disappointing. Has anyone had any success with Prime Dose?


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I think you may find an OG of 1.129 may need more than a few weeks to carb up properly.


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Old 03-30-2014, 04:05 AM   #53
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I think you may find an OG of 1.129 may need more than a few weeks to carb up properly.
It has been 8 or 9 months. Maybe the prime dose needs more than 2 weeks, but this isn't a good sign. I have 2 more bottles with prime dose in them. I'll check again in May.



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This is what I referring to. The time the priming sugar was added, not the age of the beer. Higher ABV beers take more time to fully carb up. Don't be surprised if it takes 3-6 months.
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This is what I referring to. The time the priming sugar was added, not the age of the beer. Higher ABV beers take more time to fully carb up. Don't be surprised if it takes 3-6 months.
I'll wait. I've got nothing better to do with these bottles. But I will be surprised if it is carbonated after 6 months. The patience strategy was supposed to work for the additional yeast I added at bottling, and yet here we are, not even the slightest pfft when removing the cap.

I guess they are reluctant to disclose what strain of yeast is included since the patent is still pending. I would guess I'd be better off just hydrating some super yeast and squirting a mL or so in each bottle.


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So bourbon stouts are my favorite beer so before I deployed for a year I filled this 5 gallon barrel with bourbon and let it sit for 12 months. I'm brewing a clone of this beer next weekend and then putting it in this barrel. I will post updates as they happen.


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UPDATE: Wouldn't you know it, I popped a bottle yesterday, and I've got perfect carbonation. It was a bottle that I fed Prime Dose, so we know that works...just takes a little time. I will say though that the beer tastes like Coke. Not sure if it's the recipe or the prime dose conditioning.

I opened several other bottles that had a very faint pffft sound upon decapping. I added very little dextrose and some fresh Wyeast Scottish ale yeast that I had in a starter from the night before, and recapped. We'll see how that goes and if the flavor is better.


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So one bottle had great carbonation and the others you opened at the same time did not?
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So one bottle had great carbonation and the others you opened at the same time did not?
Right, but I only added prime dose to one bottle so I could see if it worked.


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Ok, here is what really worked. I created a starter of Scottish ale yeast and dissolved some priming sugar in boiling water. Then I removed caps of flat beer, added some healthy yeast, and unscientifically added "some" priming sugar. Results after 2 weeks were terrific: fully carbed, although I might have added too much sugar to the bottles. Probably didn't need any sugar at all. And the beer quality may have suffered due to the heat conditions I put it through trying to get it carbonated previously.


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