But was it covered or was it open to oxydation and infection?The beer sat in the bottling bucket overnight. It was soaked in bleach before use, and I'm sure it was clean. I bottled the batch. Will it be undercarbonated or totally flat?
only one way to find out since it's already bottled. Just wait and see, if its not carbed at all, I'm sure you could open them all and very carefully add a teaspoon of priming sugar to each bottle and re-cap them, then wait again...The beer sat in the bottling bucket overnight. It was soaked in bleach before use, and I'm sure it was clean. I bottled the batch. Will it be undercarbonated or totally flat?
You could pour them all back into the bottling bucket, but you have to be VERY careful about oxidation due to pouring, and you also have a greater risk of an infection. That's why I suggested adding the priming sugar to each bottle. It's not the most preferred method due to possible differences in the amount of sugar in each bottle, but I'm sure it would be the easiest and safest way to keep the beer good.The bucket was covered and in a clean place. I'm not worried about infection.
After a couple of weeks, if it's flat, should I pour all of the bottles into the bucket to re-prime? Or should I add a dose to each bottle and re-cap?
I didn't plan to do this... just had too many things going on at once.
That's why you have put yourself in a difficult predicament, there's really no way to know how much co2 is already going to be present when you open the bottles. You're going to have to judge.I like the idea of using tabs. But I doubt the bottles will be completely flat when I add the tabs. Is that a problem? Will I be making bottle bombs?
Since you can use up to 5/bottle, you can judge how many you think you'll need and prime accordingly.Dextrose & Dried Malt Extract blend in convenient tablet form. Pack of 250 Tablets. Usage is 3,4 or 5 tablets per 12 ounce bottle for low, med or high carbonation.
??? was it still fermenting when you bottled it? Once the fermentation is done, it's done. bottling it after completion (full completion) with no addition to fermentables should not end up in carbonation.Wait and see if it works is my vote.
I bottled a batch while drunk (well more drunk than usual lol) and forgot sugar completely (doing a batch concurrently and distracted). I was going to dump them but got lazy as I didn't need the bottles at the time.
They sat for about ten weeks before I needed the bottles. To my surprise they were decently carbonated. Not perfect but certainly drinkable. I've tried it a few times to replicate those results and even with no sugar and beer with a FG below 1.008 it will work given enough time. Two months seems to be the magic number for me.
YMMV but if you don't want to dump or reprime it may be an option...