Originally Posted by Parzy1230
I've been brewing for a little while now and the first batch was OK and the next 4 were great then the 5th and 6th batches were flat even after 6-8 weeks in bottles there was some carbonation but not nearly enough about the only thing I can think of that I changed was the amount of time in the secondary the 5th batch was about 6 weeks and the 6th ( a lager) was about 4 months. Is the extended time killing my yeast or do you have any ideas on what else could be going on?
Sounds like your yeast are calling it quits and hanging back in the secondary after all that time.
Did you try swirling a bit of the secondary yeast cake into the bottling bucket?
What temp are you conditioning those bottles? Are you agitating them a bit every fews days to stir (wake) up the yeast?