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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: trebor on October 03, 2010, 10:49:40 PM

Title: carbonation
Post by: trebor on October 03, 2010, 10:49:40 PM
My pumpkin ale actually turned out very good with great flavors. It fermented quickly as the temps were in the 70's. But, all went well and I bottled after two weeks. After week three I tried the brew and it was good. After week three I re-tried the brew and it was greater with good head and carbonation. After week four I refrigerated a batch of about 12 bottles and the beer hazed which was fine. The problem was the carbonation disappeared....virtually flat when chilled. I am going to warm some up to see the results. The temp was probably in the low 40's. Too cold?  thanx
Title: Re: carbonation
Post by: tschmidlin on October 04, 2010, 03:25:03 AM
The CO2 will stay dissolved in the cold beer better so it could just look like it's less carbonated, but if it's completely flat I think it is more likely that the cold bottles you tested just had a bad seal and were never carbonated in the first place.  I would check some others.
Title: Re: carbonation
Post by: euge on October 04, 2010, 05:15:11 PM
The CO2 will stay dissolved in the cold beer better so it could just look like it's less carbonated, but if it's completely flat I think it is more likely that the cold bottles you tested just had a bad seal and were never carbonated in the first place.  I would check some others.

I suspect ill-fitting caps or a priming issue. Did you use Muntons carbonation drops?