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  1. SnyderCider

    Back sweetening and Carbonation

    Hey guys so I just finished my second fermentation of my cider and I’m stuck on back sweetening. The cider is very dry and tart because I didn’t add anything but the yeast. I’ve been studying how to add sugar and then carbonate it with said sugar with the remaining yeast. I think I may have...
  2. Fern0022

    Cider Bottle Carb Issue

    I’m having issues with my cider bottles carbing. I used fresh grolsch flip top bottles and one plastic coke bottle (w/hot glue) to gauge the average pressure. After 10 days the coke bottle had not firmed up. I popped one of the glass bottles and it’s flat. It’s darn good and strong, but I prefer...
  3. S

    IPA - No Carb and Sweet

    Hello! I’m hoping someone could help me out here. I recently brewed a Fresh Squeezed IPA clone and I recently tasted a bottle after two weeks in the primary bucket fermenter and two weeks bottle conditioning. When I opened the bottle, I first noticed there is very little carbonation. I poured...
  4. S

    DIY carb cap for Champagne bottle

    Hi, I am hoping to make or buy a carb cap that would fit directly onto a champagne bottle. Something that could be used for storing an opened bottle under pressure for a few days until you are able to finish drinking it. Something like this...
  5. E

    Cheap source for carbonation caps??

    Hi all, I'm just wondering if anyone has found a good, cheap source for carbonation caps? I have a nice stainless steal one, that I left at a buddies place with a bottle full of cider. I like leaving beer behind, but I don't want to have to take the cap off before going home... A carbonation...
  6. Smitty

    Bottle Car

    Hello fellow brewers. Looking for some wisdom here as I've only ever brewed 2 batches. I went with carbonation drops, 1 per 450ml bottle. Being stored at 18°c and after a month, I'm a little disappointed with the amount of carbonation. Am I just being impatient? Very little head on the beer. It...
  7. JP2013

    Kegging my first NEIPA-advice needed

    hello everyone, Thank you for taking the time to read my post and for hopefully offering your insights. I’m about to brew my first 5 gallon NEIPA (all grain), but I have a few questions about my kegging schedule. I've looked at close to 15-20 different NEIPA recipes while developing mine, and...
  8. V

    Help! Can I Wait To Force Carb

    I just racked my beer and was planning to force carb it but the CO2 cartridges I ordered are the wrong fit for the regulator. Am I ok to put the serving keg in the fridge and rack it tomorrow (or in a few days) as soon as I can get the right cartridge? This is my first time dealing with kegs so...
  9. F

    I got over the gentle pour and now I have great head

    I have been brewing for 8 months now and I was getting rather mad cause none of my beers seemed to be carbing up....even after a few months of conditioning...Then tonight while pouring a homebrew I asked myself.. why are you being so gentle???? I decided to pour my brew a bit higher above the...