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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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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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Carbonation Time at Different Keg Volumes

Right now I'm carbonating hard cider in 5 gallon corny kegs at 35psi for about 48 hours. What I'm wondering is: Will the same pressure/time in larger vessels (say, 1/4 barrel kegs, or 1/2 barrel kegs)...
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How can I prime bottled beer in accordance with the reinheitsgebot?

I so far brew beer using two different beer brewing kits. One required adding honey, the other sugar, for the bottling. First of all - isn't this breaking the reinheitsgebot? As a German I feel ...
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Carbonation level over time

Is there any research showing how carbonation develops over time on average? I'm imagining a graph with the number of days since packaging on the x-axis and the current level of dissolved CO2 on the ...
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What pressure to set for spunding valve

I built a spunding valve and am using it for the first time. I just transferred to my secondary (keg) today and connected my spunding valve. Seven hours later I already have 5 PSI but was wondering ...
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Safe way to backsweet a braggot with honey?

Just made an experimental batch of chocolate braggot. About 60% various grain and 40% honey, OG 1.069, Safale S-04 yeast. We like to have some sweetness as well as mid-high carbonation in the final ...
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Excessive Carbonation

I brewed 5 gallons of a DME-based hefe. Simplest recipe I've ever found. Three pounds Bavarian wheat DME, three pounds light pilsen DME. Let it ferment for a week...no action in the bubbler for a ...
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Serving through a carbonation stone

Are there any disadvantages to leaving a diffuser stone (0.5micron) in the keg for serving? The one I had bought is attached to a replacement SS dip tube and permanently in the keg. My option ...
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Sediment during carbonation

After a week of carbonation, I noticed some kind of sediment on top of the bottles: To me, it looks like pieces of fizz drops I used for priming but they should've dissolved (or not?). Doesn't look ...
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Temperature fluctuations during carbonation/conditioning

I bottled my beer yesterday and based on some research I decided to place it near heater to keep warm temps, I got the one for this specific reason. The thing is that the heater is pretty old and it ...
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Inconsistent Gas Levels

I've come across a peculiar issue with my latest brew. After fermenting I bottle condition and use Coopers Carbonation drops for consistency (and because of laziness). Normally all is well but in ...
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can I carbonate a keg with my own cider

I have a no of kegs both 50L and 30L kegs from my own private bar ,I'm just wondering if I can carbonate my own cider in the keg similar to carbonating to the bottles of cider cheers and thanks in ...
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Fixing an underprimed imperial stout

I brewed the stout of my dreams back on Monday the 7th of August. It's a 9.5% imperial which hits all my buttons. I then bottled it on the 24th of August, adding the appropriate amount of sugar to the ...
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What parts do I need to connect a CO2 bulb to a normal regulator

I have a portable keg system that a dip tube assembly that has a gas in post, that can take a CO2 feed from a standard regulator. These units often come with these tiny regulators that accept CO2 ...
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Sparkling Blackberry Wine

Can I add priming sugar to a finished wine to carbonate it when I bottle it? I plan on fermenting about a month before I bottle it, would the yeast still be alive at that time?
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What is the ideal temperature during carbonation with priming for an ale?

During sugar priming, how does the temperature influence? In my understanding, higher the temperature, faster the carbonation process. But can this somehow produce some off-flavors on the beer? Too ...
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Helping a first timer!

I'm hopefully about to make my first batch of sparkling slightly sweet cider. I have read all sorts of advice about reducing/increase tannin, stabilising and other scientific stuff. I want to keep it ...
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Will I get quick and easy fruit soda if I just add yeast to fruit juice and leave it in a closed fermenter for a day or two?

Title basically says it all; I'm thinking about putting about a 16th to an 8th of a teaspoon of dry champagne yeast in a 16oz grolsch bottle mostly full of orange juice, shaking it up, and letting it ...
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Beer looses almost all carbonation when opened

I followed this recipe for making an APA. Since I have a smaller brewing kit (10~12 liters pan and fermentation bucket), I divided the ingredients for two batches: First one following every step and ...
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Is it good to use Irish Moss

Is it good to use Irish moss, if I'm using a beer kit to brew beer. The research I've done says I should add it to last 10 minutes of the boil. Does anyone know any different.
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Can you add more yeast and sugar

I brewed a 6 gallon Mexican ale, it was just after the high krusen phase. The Carboy was in the garage. Temperature outside was between 70&80 degrees. Brought it inside. Put some yeast believe ...
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How to use the hydrometer?

How do I properly use a hydrometer? How much unfermented wort do I put in the vial to get a good original gravity, possible alcohol by volume reading?
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I went from bottling to refridge

I bottled then right to refrigerator. What can I expect? Been in the fridge for about 2weeks.Is the Beer lost?Can I remove it now or is it to late?