General carbonation question. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > General carbonation question.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2008, 04:28 AM   #1
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Columbus WI
Posts: 2,995
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts



I have a Maple Nut Brown Ale where I used 3.1oz Corn sugar and added 1/2 Maple syrup for flavoring.

Bottled it 13 days ago and it is fully carbonated.

HOWEVER - I also have an American Amber with 3.8oz corn sugar and it is 27 days and still not really anything in the carb department.

Just keep waiting (like there is anythign else I can do).

Do some beers just take longer> 3.8oz SHOULD do something right?

I also have a Porter with 2.5oz corn sugar 41 days form bottle that did not carb but perhaps it's is not enough?

Comments for veterans about carbonation and how much is not enough and so forth would really be appreciated.

BTW - I am REAL happy with my products so far except carb worries .
__________________
Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

145 batches and counting

West Coast Blaster #4 almost go and on tap and a Dbl Chocolate Stout aging/carbing. Brewing East India Porter #4

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2008, 05:16 AM   #2
BarleyWater
 
BarleyWater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Armpit of Dallas (Irving), TX
Posts: 2,204
Liked 23 Times on 17 Posts


Well, maple syrup has sugars in it, and there's no real way of checking how much as far as homebrewers are concerned, so that one may be carbed up because it has the most sugar. On most of my beers, I go anywhere from 4-5oz. 5 oz of corn sugar in 5 gallons is the "regular" amount, but I prefer a bit less, and change depending on style. 2.5oz may be a bit low to get any good carbonation from.
__________________

Fermenting: Nada
On Tap:Cran Wit, Dr Pepper Dubbel, Cascadian Pale Ale, Dark Chocolate Stout, Imperial Stout, Brown Mild, Schwarzbier
On Board: IIPA


www.franconiabrewing.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Columbus WI
Posts: 2,995
Liked 42 Times on 35 Posts


But my question is will 3.8oz carb up? Am I just being impatient at the 24 day mark for carbing?
__________________
Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

145 batches and counting

West Coast Blaster #4 almost go and on tap and a Dbl Chocolate Stout aging/carbing. Brewing East India Porter #4

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2008, 05:45 PM   #4
BarleyWater
 
BarleyWater's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Armpit of Dallas (Irving), TX
Posts: 2,204
Liked 23 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Grinder12000 View Post
But my question is will 3.8oz carb up? Am I just being impatient at the 24 day mark for carbing?
It should, unless you had it in secondary for months, which I doubt you did. I say give them a little swirl, and let them sit a while longer, maybe the yeasts are just napping, and need you to wake them up.

Is there any sediment in the bottle, or any hint of carbonation?
__________________

Fermenting: Nada
On Tap:Cran Wit, Dr Pepper Dubbel, Cascadian Pale Ale, Dark Chocolate Stout, Imperial Stout, Brown Mild, Schwarzbier
On Board: IIPA


www.franconiabrewing.com

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General sanatization question Elfmaze Equipment/Sanitation 5 10-27-2008 04:30 PM
general lager question... pcolson Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 08-09-2008 10:02 PM
Kegerator General Question? Drunkagain Bottling/Kegging 4 06-21-2007 01:33 PM
General technique question budbo General Techniques 26 03-15-2006 11:38 PM
General % by volume question isubrewer General Techniques 4 02-17-2006 09:09 PM


Forum Jump