Originally Posted by Slipgate
Is there a specific reason you are not using priming sugar mixed in just before bottling? 1/2 a cup per 5 gallons I think. I use the carb drops once in awhile but that is only because I keg 98% of my beer but occasionally want a 6 pack or so from a batch.
BTW: Your beer should take about 3 weeks total to carb in the bottle. You should have it at room temperature until then. You might also try swirling the bottles every week while carbing if you use the tabs. Are you sure the tops are sealing correctly on the larger bottles? If they are flips, flips are notorious for not sealing well.
I don't own a bottling bucket, I siphon direct from fermenter to bottle. Could I mix priming sugar direct into secondary then siphon to bottle? Or is there a particular way or steps that need to be followed to use a priming sugar. Sorry a bit of a newbie.
Caps seem to be sealing correctly as there is small amount of carb there can hear a small hiss when opened but zero head and very very little bubbles when in the glass the bubbles that are there end up disappearing by the time the glass is empty though making the beer flat.