Carbonation

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Carbonation

Postby hairotdog » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:48 pm

Hello there everyone.
I am an extremely new brewer and have a question.
I just refridgerated my second batch(Old strong ale), after 14 days at room temp. I tried one after it has been cooled for a few days , and the carbonation isn't very strong. The beer isn't flat , but it isn't as bubbly as my first batch.
Is ther anything that i can do ?
Thank you for your help in this matter.
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Postby BillyBock » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:43 pm

Sometimes bottle conditioning on a stronger beer takes a little longer than 2 weeks. Try leaving them out of the fridge for at least a good month to give it time to fully carbonate. When I bottled, I never seemed to get consistent results unless I just let it age for a month. What was your procedure for priming? Did you individually dose each bottle with sugar or did you bulk-prime and using a bottling bucket? Did you use the same process for your first batch? But if you're sharing with friends, just tell them that English style beers are lower in carbonation anyway, so problem solved :-)
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Postby hairotdog » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:45 pm

I actually bulk-primed w/ corn sugar.

Can i take the beer out of the fridge , after it has been in there for a couple of days ? Will the temp change damage the beer ?


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Yeast Activity

Postby brewmeisterintng » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:20 pm

When you chill your homebrew and it isn't fully conditioned you are stalling out the yeast activity. If you take it back out of the fridg it should finish the job. It make take a little longer to start back up but you should be fine.
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carbonation

Postby hairotdog » Fri May 05, 2006 4:41 pm

Just want to thank you 2 for the feedback.
I tested one of the bottles and the carbonation is many x's better than it was B4.
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