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first brew attempt. the results

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giorgos
places 4 º 06:20 Sun 12/16/2012

hey, i finished, bottled and tried my beer. the brefwerm - amboirix , smells quite good. and tastes fine. the only problem is that there is no much gas as it should be. i think what went wrong is the amount of sugar i put in the second time. what do you think?

 
dEnk
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beers 4199 º places 32 º 06:54 Sun 12/16/2012

How long after bottling did you taste it?

 
SpringsLicker
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beers 3253 º places 139 º 07:37 Sun 12/16/2012

If you measured your priming sugar correctly, I would would suggest moving it to a warmer location (75 degrees or so) and give it another week or two there first.

 
StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 07:56 Sun 12/16/2012

How big was the batch and how much priming sugar did you use?

 
giorgos
places 4 º 11:37 Sun 12/16/2012

i tasted it 2 weeks (or slightly more) after the bottling. the overall proccess from the cook day untill i tried it it was 8-9 weeks. the first time i put 1 kg of sugar the second 100somthing grams

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 11:45 Sun 12/16/2012

100g seems slightly low, but you should still have about 2.2 volumes of CO2 assuming a 5 gallon batch. Like SpringsLicker said, warm it up a bit, give it another week or two.

In the meantime you can detail your process, what type of sugar did you use? Did you boil it in some water and then rack the beer over it in the bottling bucket? I’m assuming by ’first time’ you mean that the 1kg of sugar just went into the boil, if so that will have little effect on the final CO2 levels so for this part we’re only concerned with the priming sugar at bottling time.

At 8-9 weeks it is possible, depending on alcohol content as well that the yeast was pretty well settled out or slightly dorment and not viable enough to eat the priming sugar quickly. Warm it up for a couple more weeks and I suspect it will improve.

 
RABinCO
beers 1399 º places 87 º 12:49 Sun 12/16/2012

What were you brewing?

 
giorgos
places 4 º 04:08 Sun 12/23/2012

to be honest, after the 8 weeks, i started drinking the beer. the 2nd and 3rd one were better than the first. i still have a banch of bottles to consume so i will see in the future how they will be. yes the first one kilo of sugar went straight into the boil, the rest 100g went into my presure barrel when i removed the beer from the fermentation vessel to the barrel. the instructions said something about 100 something grams so i did it. i was afraid of putting more ... i heard you might ’’explode’’ the barell by putting more.. is it wrong to open the bottles and add more sugar onto them individually and then close them?

 
BenH
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beers 3068 º places 21 º 04:26 Sun 12/23/2012

Originally posted by giorgos
to be honest, after the 8 weeks, i started drinking the beer. the 2nd and 3rd one were better than the first. i still have a banch of bottles to consume so i will see in the future how they will be. yes the first one kilo of sugar went straight into the boil, the rest 100g went into my presure barrel when i removed the beer from the fermentation vessel to the barrel. the instructions said something about 100 something grams so i did it. i was afraid of putting more ... i heard you might ’’explode’’ the barell by putting more.. is it wrong to open the bottles and add more sugar onto them individually and then close them?


Be careful if you do this. When you add the sugar to the bottles, the beer will erupt.

 
giorgos
places 4 º 06:59 Tue 12/25/2012

i did not add sugar to the bottles. only to the pressure barrel

 
SpringsLicker
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beers 3253 º places 139 º 07:55 Tue 12/25/2012

Originally posted by giorgos
i did not add sugar to the bottles. only to the pressure barrel


Pressure Barrel? What kind of system are you brewing with may I ask?

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