Questions tagged [carbonation]

Carbonation refers to dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) in beer, wine or soda. The container holding the liquid is held under pressure like in a keg or bottle. When the pressure is reduced, the carbon dioxide is released from the beverage as small bubbles.

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Hard Cider causing burning stomach sensation

I only recently started making hard cider at home. My problem is that it causes a uncomfortable burning sensation in my stomach after two or so drinks. I am using about 5g of yeast and 1.5kg sugar on ...
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Carbonating pasteurized cider … experimenters?

I've made a few batches of hard cider but now wanting to do something different. When I was a kid the neighbors gave us fresh pressed apple cider and if we didn't drink it right away it would turn ...
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3 days old ginger beer - NOT fizzing plus with white mold

I leave in a tropical country. Made first batch of ginger beer from home made ginger bug. Bottled after 3 days, the ginger beer is NOT fizzing and found a lump of white mold flaoting on it. What ...
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Regulator not fitting CO2 tank

I recently started gathering equipment for home water carbonation and collected my CO2 tank today to find the regulator I purchased does not fit it. I am based in Ireland, here is the regulator I ...
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Re-Carbonating bottles in case bottles loose CO2

A friend of mine used plastic bottles with plastic caps (like coke bottles) for bottling. He used sugar (Granulated Sugar of Sugar Beet) for priming. It turned out those plastic bottles have ...
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My newly bottled beer was in <40 degree weather for 6 hours; is it ruined?

I went to the store where I'd taken a beer brewing class, bottled my beer, noted her instructions about keeping it at 70 degrees in my house, and then merrily went on my way for another five hours ...
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Still, un-bubbly cider after priming and left for 3 weeks at room temperature

This was the first time I primed my cider when bottling for carbonation. I exclusively wild ferment and press my own apples. I added what I think was enough sugar (ca. 120 g for 25 L), and bottles ...
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Force carbonation function

Does anyone have a formula for forced carbonation level (dissolved CO2) as a function of beer volume, temperature, CO2 psi, and time? I assume that this function would be logarithmic with respect to ...
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Cold crashing and priming for carbonation, does that work?

My wild fermented cider from freshly pressed apples has been on the carboy for almost one and a half months now. Cider is cloudy and there's still some very, VERY occasional airlock activity (once or ...
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Using Refractometer to measure Carbonation Level

I use a Refractometer when I brew mostly for the boil off phase of an all grain batch. This helps me make sure I get to the exact FG I want for the specific type of beer. It works well and I don’t ...
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does my ginger bug have mold?

My ginger bug had been 3 days bubbling and fizzing, but now it's stopped bubbling and smells too much of fermented ginger, can somebody help me? please? I need help urgently.
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Removing carbonation in mead

I'm making my first batch of mead, and just racked it over for the first time about 2 weeks ago. It's clearing just fine, but it's pretty carbonated. I'm not sure what to do about the carbonation. ...
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Is it Safe to Carbonate Beer in a Can?

I have been thinking of getting canning equipment for my homebrew set up to make it easier to share beer ( no worries about collecting my swing top bottles down the line). The only question I could ...
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Is it wise to dissolve priming sugar or gelatin in water the day before adding it to the beer?

One of the biggest time consumers I have on bottling day is cooling down the sugar to room temperature. So I have been thinking about sanitizing a small container the day before bottling, dissolve the ...
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Carbonation in keg

I did my first kegged beer last week, I put the beer in and turned the co2 to about 35 and purged the tank about 5 times. I then shook the beer on the co2 for 3 minutes and then turned off the co2 ...
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Beer Bottle vs. Can Head Space, Carbonation, and Conditioning

I have brewed at least a couple hundred 5-gallon batches of ale over the last 20+ years. For the vast majority of these batches, I have kegged in corny kegs and force carbonated using 30 PSI and ...
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How to recover from failed carbonation?

Beer (extract-based English bitter) has been in bottles for 3 weeks at cellar temperature (~60-70 F) with very little carbonation occurring. I can think of a few things I might have screwed up to ...
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Priming kit beer without bottling bucket

After experiencing midnight explosion in 5L keg few year ago, i researched for safer ways to prime. Ever since i was measuring dextrose and adding in each bottle per its volume (and desired CO2) and ...
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Blichmann QuickCarb and Bottling

I used this Quickcarb to carbonate my beer, but when bottled (with a BeerGun) I get too much foam in the bottle and almost no beer, after finally filling the bottle I tap it. And when I try my beer it ...
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Carbonation in fridge, How long?

After fermentation and going to keg, how long before the beer should be properly carbonated? I have the kegs in the fridge and set at 14 lbs.
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IPA Tastes Sweet - Undercarbed?

I brewed a NEIPA, fermented in the primary for 10 days and straight into bottles that I left condition for 2 weeks. The OG was 1.067 and FG is 1.016 Here's the full recipe - https://www....
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Carbonation process - Using the carboy

I've been homebrewing for a few months now (it's now my 15th liter!) and i was thinking about making my beer clearer/better. The best thing i could come up with, in my homebrew gear, was trying to ...
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Carbonation dissipates very quickly after opening bottled beer

I finished a German Wheat beer that I kettle soured and then I made a franken-beer shandy with a couple of gallons of the leftover wort. Neither of these beers seems to have kept their carbonation. ...
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Recarbonating Beer

I am planning to transfer 12 bottles of regular beer to a 1 gallon bottle. I will also be adding some oak spirals to the 1 gallon bottle for aging of the beer. I estimate that it will take about 6-7 ...
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Priming when transfering to a second carboy

What is the ration of sugar to water for conditioning. For 2 Gallons and 5 Gallons(ie: 1/4 cup sugar to water).
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Is there anything as too much priming sugar?

I know there are priming sugar calculators out there to help decide how much sugar one should add but is there any thing as too much priming sugar and if yes what would be the side effect to expect? ...
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Best Carbonation amount of sugar

I am korean homebrewer. I brewed Citra Pale Ale, but I am not quite satisfied. After fermentation, I added 3g or 6g of priming sugar in 500ml bottles. The 3g of sugar bottles had good flavor but less ...
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Can I add priming sugar second time after beer turned out flat?

Bottled a batch of ale three weeks ago using bulk priming method. When there’s almost nothing left in a pale I’ve noticed that most of sugar didn’t dissolve staying at the bottom, which never happened ...
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My mead wont stay carbonated!

I have a strawberry mead that I am attempting to make sparkling. I added sugar drops to each bottle (Im bottling in 12 oz bottles) and after about a week it seems very carbonated but when I pop the ...
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closed keg fermentation - is it taking place?

long story short - primed the keg with sugar, let it raise up to temperature, can't hear any gargling. IS my sugar carbonation taking place or all the old yeasts have died ?
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How many gravity points will explode a bottle?

If a difference of around 3 gravity points (between primed and final gravity) will carbonate a beverage (yes, depending on style), how many gravity points will make a bottle bomb? No, I'm not trying ...
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Can I blend cider and apple juice?

Fairly new to cider making. I've made a gallon of cider from cooking apples, it's stopped bubbling and is still in the demijohn. The juice tasted great, but the cider is not amazing. I'm just ...
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kegged cider CO2 foam, not much sparkle though

Left it for two weeks at 2.3 bar (35 PSI) and 17 C (59 F). Poured a 2 liter bottle, it made beer-like pleasant foams upon pouring but it had almost no sparkles to the taste bud. Should I let it sit ...
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carbonated ginger hydromel

I want to make a carbonated ginger hydromel. this is my first batch of mead. Im confused about the use of Campden tablets. If I use these to protect against nasty things happening due to the raw ...
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Saving a flat beer

After bringing home a growler and not finishing it before it went flat, I began to wonder - could I bottle it, add some sugar, and re-carbonate it? (The beer was naturally carbonated and we'll assume ...
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No carbonation in my Ginger Brew

I added my ginger bug to my Ginger Brew. It's now been 5 days with no visible signs of carbonation. Should I Add more ginger bug to my Brew?
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cider keg carbonation problem

I have applied a method seen on youtube where the keg was laid down and rocked by foot rolling it back and forth for about 5 minutes. Trouble is I did not get much bubbles after about letting it ...
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Bottled a Belgian ale not carbonating

I used white labs abbey ale yeast - fermentation went well and flocculated quite a bit. I then bottled straight from primary. I noticed that not a lot of yeast went into the bottles which hasn't ...
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Should I leave serving pressure on after carbing beer or cider?

I have been brewing for a number of years, bottling most of my beer. I turned to kegging my beer about two years ago. Mostly, everything is fine, however, recently while carbing a batch of beer I didn’...
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Carbonation Disappearing

I made some burton bridge from a kit and secondary-fermented it in a 25 litre keg with a tap and a cap capable of taking a CO2 cartridge holder (none was fitted) I left it in our warm utility room (...
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kegged cider and oxygen

first timer at both cider and kegs. I have been reading that pumping oxygen (air) into a keg as the beer level goes down in order to maintain carbonation is bad as the oxygen will reignite the ...
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How to fully carbonate a keg with no beer line at very low serving pressure?

I use a tap attached directly to my corny keg (similar to this: https://barleyhaven.com/corny-keg-faucet-tap-ball-lock.html). That means I have my serving pressure at 10kpa. My carbonation method is ...
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Fermentation container leaking carbon dioxide

I've just finished preparing my first fermented drink ever (Kvass) and I used a Mason jar to store the preparation during the 2 days of the fermentation process as advised by the various guides I ...
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Backsweetening cider and carbonation drops

I just completed my first batch of hard cider. I was told to backsweeten it, which I did with Erythritol to taste about 3 weeks ago. then to put carbonation drops in each bottle before adding the ...
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Peach blend wine popping corks and very fizzy

I made a batch of peach blend vinters best wine base. I intentionally added extra sugar as I always do. The majority of residual sugar was converted to alcohol. I racked several times. I then filtered ...
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Swing-top bottles leaking carbonation

I purchased a 12 pack of swing-top bottles at a decent price. I only now noticed that over time as I drank through the batch, the bottles were less and less carbonated, ranging from perfect ...
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Force carbonating then bottling

I've run into a "bottled yesterday" situation and I need to have 2 12oz bottles for an event tomorrow. The beer in question is a NEIPA. How would I calculate the PSI needed for a crank and shake if I ...
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Minimum working pressure of stainless fermenter to carbonate in fermenter

Which is the minimum working pressure to be capable to carbonate my beer inside the fermenter when the fermentation is over? I'm about to buy a 0,1MPa (working preassure) fermenter.
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Carbonation happening too soon?

I am brewing a batch using the basic Mr. beer brew kit. Carbonation usually takes 10-14 days. However, this time the bottles are hard as a rock within 3 days. Is this normal? Shall I open the bottles ...
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How to over carbonate?

Why would I want to over carbonate? Simple I’m trying to debug my under carbonated batches. So far I’ve had 4 batches all primed with coopers carbonation tabs and while they have all had some bubbles ...

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