« on: February 29, 2012, 08:04:27 am »
I had several batches with carbonation consistency problems - until I started stiring the wort/priming sugar in the bottling bucket.
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If you're using IE9, clicking compatability view fixed it for me. It's the 'broken page' icon on the address bar to the left of refresh.I don't think there was ever an answer for the "new" post going to the top of the last unread page instead of the last unread post. It's kind of annoying.
I'll see if I can get somebody from the AHA to look into it, because I can't since it works fine for me.
Any word on this? It makes reading this forum almost twice as time consuming.
Well, I just tested the flow rate through my chiller and it works out to 40 GPH. I think I'll return it and get one that is rated higher (wow, 1/6th the "rated" flow rate, I wonder how they actually test them to get 264 GPH). The next one up is 620 GPH for $35. Assuming I get 1/6th of that I should be at 100 GPH. I can't find the web site where I saw a test of immersion chillers and recirculation of ice baths, but I seem to remember 100 GPH was the sweet spot.
Also, if you were going to prime the keg with sugar - you use less due to the difference in headspace in the keg vs bottles. Usually 1/3 cup is about all that's needed to carbonate it.
Huh?? Unless you are knocking out lots of CO2 during the bottling process, it should take exactly the same amount of sugar to carb a keg as bottles. It takes the same number of molecules of CO2 to get beer to a given volume of CO2 disolved. Now, temperature during fermentation and bottling make a difference. A lager should take much less sugar than an ale, due to the larger amount of fermentation-derived CO2 in the beer at a colder temperature.
The head space might make a teeny tiny difference, but it shouldn't make much.
Good to know. I have never tried drinking it I was just wondering if it woulds be any good. Looks like the consensus is no. I will just dump it.
It just seems odd that we have been serving beer at festivals for years and this is now just coming up.
Flying under the radar apparently only works so long until somebody notices and makes an issue of it.