No head when in the refigerator

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No head when in the refigerator

Postby chylinski » Wed Jun 20, 2001 6:20 pm

I have make a beer kit (bitter red) and it seems to loose carbonation when I refigerate it. room temp. its fine, I have used rice sugar and its been setting about 3 weeks now... Other than that it tasts great. (not flat just no head when cold)

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probably undercarbonated

Postby xbrewer » Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:59 am

Warm beer tends to foam more than cold beer. If your beer is a little undercarbonated it might seem flat when cold. About two weeks at room temperature should be long enough to complete carbonation. Did you add 1/2 to 3/4 cup corn sugar per 5 gallons when you bottled?
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2/3 cup

Postby chylinski » Thu Jun 21, 2001 4:59 pm

My mix calls for 2/3 cup of sugar. I made another batch this time I used 3/4 cup and left more space in the bottles. I it true over 3/4 cup will blow the bottles....How high can you go?
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you could use more....

Postby stevemc » Thu Jun 21, 2001 5:05 pm

For a 5 gallon batch,you can safely use up to
one full cup of sugar for priming,I use this
amount consistantly,and have never had a bottle
explode on me in over twenty years.
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Glass vs. Plastic

Postby chylinski » Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:14 pm

Have you noticed a difference between glass and plastic bottles?
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