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    very little carbonation

    It was a 5 gallon batch and I used 5 ounces of dextrose priming sugar. Same exact procedure as my first two batches which were both carbonated by the two week mark.
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    very little carbonation

    I have had my IPA bottled for two weeks now and there is still very little carbonation in the bottles. When I pour a beer from a couple inches above the rim of the glass, a few bubbles appear near the top but none within the beer itself. It tastes almost completely flat. I used WLP051...
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    how long is too long for fermentation?

    Is there a certain point where yeast dies off and carbonating with sugar is impossible? Will the yeast die or become dormant until it gets more food? What is the lifespan of a typical ale yeast. How does yeast survive lagering? Lots of questions about yeast. Just curious.
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    Bottling-One Mistake After Another

    So, I'm bottling my second brew. A wheat ale. My first mistake was not ensuring that my spigot was closed before putting my priming sugar in the bottling bucket. I could not tell exactly how much I lost since my kitchen mat absorbed most of it. I could tell most of it was still in the bucket so...
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    what do i do about beer in airlock?

    OK, I've fashioned a blow off tube. My tube was too small to fit over the piece inside the airlock and too big to fit directly into the grommet in the lid, so I stuck my racking cane into the grommet and the tube to the end of that. My only concern is that it is all too narrow and will clog...
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    what do i do about beer in airlock?

    I came home from work and my krausen was foaming up into my airlock. I took the lid off and it subsided a bit, but im sure it will probably happen again. I work 10 hour shifts and can't babysit my beer tommorow or the day after. Could I scoop the krausen out or does it contain yeast that I would...
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    mixing yeast?

    Sounds good. Thanks guys.
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    mixing yeast?

    Im sure this has already been covered in a previous thread, but the search on this mobile app is not so good. I brewed my third batch last night(IPA) and got a higher OG than I was expecting(1.075). I only pitched one vile of yeast and thinking about it now, I probably should have used two. I...
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    Is carbonation in fermenter normal?

    Gotcha. Thanks for the quick response.
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    Is carbonation in fermenter normal?

    I brewed a belgian wheat that has been in fermenter for almost 4 weeks now and when i opened the lid to take a gravity reading, I got a little hiss as though i were opening a beer bottle. I took a sample into a cylinder to take a reading and took a sip. Not bad but i felt a little fizzle on my...
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    buying sanitizer from restaurant=WIN!

    Noob here. I will be brewing my third batch tomorrow and am beginning to realize how much money I am not saving by doing this, but sure don't want to stop. This may not be saving me a ton of money but every little bit helps, right? I manage a pizza delivery restaurant and we carry a...
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    Bottled my first brew

    After one week in bottles, I refrigerated a bottle for a few hours and cracked it open to see if they were over carbonated. There was just a slight hiss with barely any carbonation. It tastes much better also. Alot less sweet and alot more like beer. It tastes like a stale, flat Guinness...
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    Bottled my first brew

    Well, since the beer is already bottled I guess i'll just have to wait it out and check the carbonation every week. Putting the cases in trashbags seems like a pretty good idea as well. I've got my fingers crossed.
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    Bottled my first brew

    Yeah, temp was at 60 degrees for gravity reading.
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    Bottled my first brew

    It was a Brewer's Best American Pale Ale kit. I don't remember what brand the LME was(maybe brewer's best?) Or what type of grains it came with. The only things I did that differed from the instructions the kit came with was the temperature I steeped the grains at and how much water i added...
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