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comment Possible Stuck Fermentation
This ia an extract brew w/sp. grain, no mash involved. Temp was in 68-72 range when most active. I roused the yeast and raised the temp some last night, hoping this may get it going again, before I try anything more drastic. Thanks.
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comment Possible Stuck Fermentation
Yes I did make a starter and it definately took off fermenting from the beginning. I can attempt making another starter with the yeast I have. Do you think this will help?
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comment Yeast Starter with Corn Sugar?
Thanks for the response.
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comment Beer not carbonating
Just to follow up w/Everyone. About 2 weeks after I added yeast and recapped it finally started to carb. In fact it came out great and only got better with age. I did get some visible bacteria in a handful of bottles (shown on neck, not in the beer itself). I drank them as well and haven't really noticed any significant off flavors. I really believe in this case the yeast was just spent. I don't believe this batch would have carbed without adding the yeast. That being said I definately would not do this regularly and think it is definately a case by case scenario. Thnx all for the help.
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comment Beer not carbonating
So last night I uncapped the bottles and added a few grains of dry yeast (safale-05) to them and recapped. I inverted them gently to mix. I noticed immediately some foam forming at the top of the beer in the bottles, so it appears to be working. I hope this does the trick. There definately was some co2 in the bottles when I uncapped them, though none seemed to give off an impressive sound when uncapping. I do have two swing top 2L growlers filled that seemed to be slightly more carbonated than the bottles. Anyway hopefully this will work, and I haven't negatively effected the beer.
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comment Beer not carbonating
So 1 week later it is still completely flat. I think I am going to try and uncap the bottles, add a few grains of dry yeast (safale-05), and recap. I am considering adding a small amount of priming sugar to each bottle as well, though I'm concerned this may create "bottle bombs". Originally I did add a litle more than 2/3 cup priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket. Anyone have any opinions on whether it is advisable to add a small amount of priming sugar to bottles at this point along with the yeast? @graham.
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comment Beer not carbonating
So 1 week later it is still completely flat. I think I am going to try and uncap the bottles, add a few grains of dry yeast (safale-05), and recap. I am considering adding a small amount of priming sugar to each bottle as well, though I'm concerned this may create "bottle bombs". Originally I did add a litle more than 2/3 cup priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket. Anyone have any opinions on whether it is advisable to add a small amount of priming sugar to bottles at this point along with the yeast? @pjreddie?
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comment Beer not carbonating
Ok so I roused the yeast and put the bottles in a slightly warmer area for another week. I tried one after a week and it is still completely flat. I think I am going to try and uncap the bottles, add a few grains of dry yeast (safale-05), and recap. I am considering adding a small amount of priming sugar to each bottle as well, though I'm concerned this may create "bottle bombs". Originally I did add a litle more than 2/3 cup priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket. Anyone have any opinions on whether it is advisable to add a small amount of priming sugar to bottles at this point along w
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comment Beer not carbonating
So for now I moved the bottles to a slightly warmer location 75-78F and gently roused the yeast in them. I'll check one in a few days and see if it appears to be carbonating. I wouldn't be as concerned, except the 2 bottles I sampled seemed to be completely flat, not even slightly carbonated. Opening the cap let out a pathetic pft. No head on the pour and no bubbles in the drink.