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Author Topic: Bottle conditioning problem  (Read 778 times)

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Bottle conditioning problem
« on: July 04, 2018, 07:38:42 AM »
Hi All. I have a hydromel that has been racked 4 times. It was started about 10 weeks ago. I filled 2 12oz bottles with with coopers carbonation drops 2 weeks ago. Popped them open and they were flat. No carbonation at all. Can anyone suggest how I can restart fermentation for bottle conditioning? Add new yeast before bottling or did I not wait long enough?

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7.5 lbs honey
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water to 5 gals
FG 1.004 after 4th racking on 5/28/18
2 test bottles filled 6/15/18

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Re: Bottle conditioning problem
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 09:05:41 AM »
you might have to add a little more yeast to each bottle.
I know some brewers add champagne yeast, im not sure on the amounts since i havent done it myself.  but i am putting the link to another thread on how other members do it.

the fifth post down is where he talks about how to carbonate and a link to another members video on how to do it.

http://17crew.com/forums/index.php?topic=4007.75

 
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Re: Bottle conditioning problem
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 05:33:33 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 08:45:46 PM »
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Re: Bottle conditioning problem
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 02:51:24 PM »
Have you been using fining agents? And what is the ABV now?

Might need to add more yeast. I recommend the F2 yeast for carbonation. High alcohol tolerance and very potent.


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