I am very new to home brewing. I have finished making my first batch of DME beer. Although during bottle conditioning I could see enough CO2 bubbles getting generated, upon opening the bottles after about a week, it didn't generate the foamy head. However, if I agitate the bottle, I manage to get some foam. If I refridgerate the bottles after conditioning, the beer becomes completely flat.
Am I doing anything wrong? How can I ensure a decent foamy head and carbonation?
- Barley DME
- Magnum hops
- Ale yeast
- Priming sugar
- ~10 days of primary fermentation
- ~ 4-5 days of bottle conditioning