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Old 02-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default 7 days, almost no carb

I bottled 9 days ago. Very little carbonation in the bottle I tried last night. They've been in my basement at 55-60 degrees. I fermented in the basement with great results, but should I expect the priming to work slower than the fermentation? I've never had a beer take this long to prime.


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Old 02-06-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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Sounds a little too chilly, 70 would be better.......Also, read this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/bott...2/#post1030387


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Old 02-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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For average OG beers (1.040-1.050) It seems the advice is 3 weeks @ 70*F in the bottle before refrigerating for 2-3 days before pouring.

Now I had a basic APA carb up nicely after about 10 days, but I had a saison that took 2-3 months before there was consistent carbonation from bottle to bottle. Not to scare you, but I also had a batch never carb due to faulty capper and/or caps....

I'd prolly move the bottles out of the basement (someplace warmer) and try a bottle in another couple weeks.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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I've never had any luck with my bottles carbing up in my basement. I had to keep them someplace warmer.

Maybe you could bring up a few of them at a time, and keep them in a warm place until they carb up if you don't have room for all of them in a warm spot.
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Sometimes it can take a couple weeks.


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what kind of beer are we talking about, %? Sometimes bigger beers (like over 8%) take longer to carbonate. Also beers that have been sitting around for a while in promary and/or secondary can have carbing issues too.

I think your first step (like the others have said) should be moving it to a warmer spot and wait for a couple weeks.
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Too cold, nowhere near enough time. Move them somewhere warmer and wait a couple of weeks.
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It's a blood orange APA. ABV is around 6.4%. It's been one of the higher values I've brewed in about 2 years. I'm going to transfer a case of 15 upstairs for 4 days and rotate until they've all had the chance to sit at 68. I'll check back in another week and a half.
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I had a feeling, too, that I was getting a bit ansy. This is probably the worst part about brewing...waiting...waiting...waiting.


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