Diablotastic said:there actually sitting in the fridge now....first 2 weeks or so where in the cellar...maybe 65-70degrees I would assume.
As far as priming sugar I added the recipe amount...the kit was from More beer
No. just get them warmed up (70F to 73F) and give each bottle a swirl to make sure there's plenty of yeast in suspension. Only swirl once since you want the yeast to drop to the bottom of the bottle after they're done fermenting the priming sugar. Then wait about three weeks and chill one bottle for 24 hours. Open it and check for proper carbonation. If it's nice and bubbly, you can chill the rest. If it's still a little flat, leave the bottles (still warmed) for another week and try again. They'll get there, it's just gonna take the correct temp and some time.BenT1 said:Hi guys first post, not to hijack this thread, but I have a similar situation:
A porter, first batch. I think I left too much head space in the bottle (3" +/-). Hardly any carbonation. The fermentation was very slow as well (lazy yeast?).
Do I need to top off the bottles and add more sugar perhaps?
this is terribly subjective. Examine your entire process and check out palmer's site then post what you think may have gone wrong.shafferpilot said:I don't even have to ask about the temp, 'cause your situation already tells me it's too low.
75F = It'll carb in one week, but some wierd flavors may show up
70F = It'll carb in about 2 - 2 1/2 weeks, and the flavor won't be affected at all
67F = It'll carb in about 3 1/2 weeks, but the yeast in some bottles may drop out early leaving some priming sugar in the bottle. That leaves a strange fruity after-taste
65F = It'll mostly-carb eventually, but it's gonna take a couple months and all of the bottles will have that priming sugar after-taste
under 65f = It'll never carb until you get it warmed up.
That's true. My point is that lots of people get tricked by the term "room temp". That term is far more subjective than the chart i threw togethersnoochhandytardman said:this is terribly subjective. Examine your entire process and check out palmer's site then post what you think may have gone wrong.