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Old 06-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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So I have an IPA whipped up from a kit. I used 3/4 cup corn sugar dissolved in 2 cups water, added to my bottling bucket and went to town, its now 3 weeks later sitting in a warm spot, and 5 days in the fridge and there just doesn't seem to be enough carbonation to my liking. I have a get together tomorrow and will serve it (its still good mind you, I just like more carb) Would taking whatever hasn't been drunk, popping them open, dropping in a priming drop and recapping and placing in a warm spot again work or would the temp change and opening be all she wrote for tasting good? They are in 1L grolsch type bottles. Thanks


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Old 06-07-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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Sure, that'll work. I recommend the Munton's carb tabs, you can add one or two of those.


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You need to send the WHOLE batch to me for some professional analysis! I'll report back what you could have done
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I dont know. If they are already a little carbonated and you add more sugar. I can almost guarantee you that the will be way over carbed and you are taking a risk of contamination and oxidation. I guess its completely up to you but i would just drink those bad boys and note it for your next batch.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:16 PM   #5
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Imma take a few bottles and give em a carb tab and see what happens. Ill keep you posted.

And dont worry Kahluaman, I have very detailed notes so sending the batch wont be necessary



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