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Old 07-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #11
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If you got a hiss and the beer has some bubbles to it then it seems like it did carbonate. That seems like the case. You could have bad seals, you also may have simply not added enough sugar to properly carb the beer.


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Old 07-31-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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If you got a hiss and the beer has some bubbles to it then it seems like it did carbonate. That seems like the case. You could have bad seals, you also may have simply not added enough sugar to properly carb the beer.
I would have to rule out bad seals since I used some of them on my last batch and had no problems. As for quantity, the TastyBrew calculator called for 4.3 oz so I should have been fine there.


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Old 07-31-2013, 02:09 PM   #13
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could be the yeast is almost non existent for some reason.....
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:28 PM   #14
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I would only do recommended carb drops as I did 3 in a 22oz and the bottles turned into grenades so be careful....If that were me...I'd go drastic empty the beer out into a bucket resanitize bottles and apply diff caps and add 5 oz of boiled corn sugar swirl it around in the bucket ....if you really think it could be a yeast issue then add dry yeast to the bucket let it sit for a week and reapply the corn sugar before bottling again.
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I would only do recommended carb drops as I did 3 in a 22oz and the bottles turned into grenades so be careful....If that were me...I'd go drastic empty the beer out into a bucket resanitize bottles and apply diff caps and add 5 oz of boiled corn sugar swirl it around in the bucket ....if you really think it could be a yeast issue then add dry yeast to the bucket let it sit for a week and reapply the corn sugar before bottling again.
I'm going to try the drops in one as a test. I can't imagine how it could be the yeast. It had a very active fermentation.
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if everything is as described, unevenly distributed priming sugar is the only answer i can think of.

i like racking to the BB with 1/2" tubing because it tends to mix things up a little better.
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if everything is as described, unevenly distributed priming sugar is the only answer i can think of.

i like racking to the BB with 1/2" tubing because it tends to mix things up a little better.
I always put the solution in the BB first then using 1/2" tubing I rack into the bucket creating a whirlpool effect.
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Update: I had moved a few bottles up to my bedroom closet which gets a bit warm to see if the increased temperature would do anything. Lo and behold when opened one over the weekend I got a huge hiss. I poured it into a glass and it had a nice head. So I went and moved all of the bottles upstairs.

So it looks like it was a temperature issue after all.
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I would have to rule out bad seals since I used some of them on my last batch and had no problems. As for quantity, the TastyBrew calculator called for 4.3 oz so I should have been fine there.
Congrats on perhaps finding the issue. I just bolded the above because it caught my eye. Do you mean to say you are re-using caps from a previous batch?
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Congrats on perhaps finding the issue. I just bolded the above because it caught my eye. Do you mean to say you are re-using caps from a previous batch?
Not reusing. I bought a gross of them I've used them on more than one batch. If it was a defective lot I would have noticed it on previous batches as well.


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