OK, I’ve read several posts on being patient (and other rules of carbonation), but I think my beer is under carbonated
. I bottled 9 weeks ago, with 158g (5.5 oz) of Corn sugar in 23l (6 gal)- (as calculated by beersmith) in a 5% pale ale… bottled in 12oz bottles with caps. When I open a bottle, I get a very slight ‘sshhht’, beer pours with no head, and very low level of carbonation.
The beer was in my back room, with got a little cold weeks 2-3, but I’ve since moved it to the kitchen, where it’s 69-74F for the past 6 weeks.
I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks – do I try to add more sugar? Took a SG reading of the beer from the bottle tonight (after leaving on the bench for a couple of hours to warm and flatten) and reading was 1.006 (final gravity recorded as 1.007) – so seems all the priming sugar is gone!?
Was thinking either opening the bottles and adding little more sugar (from solution I’ll make up) or pouring all the bottles in to a keg and carbonating.
Oh, and subsequent batches have been fine…
Any suggestions would be appreciated.