« on: January 20, 2012, 06:13:17 AM »
I have a Bock that lagered in a secondary for a month. It has been in the bottle for over three weeks and has zero carbonation. The one I tried made some sound when I opened it, but that is probably just from temperature change. No signs of carbonation at all. I don't notice any sediment on the bottom of the bottles, either. It tasted great, so I'd be really disappointed if it never carbed up.
So, shouldn't I see at least some carbonation at this point? Should I give it a few more weeks or go ahead and use some dry yeast in each bottle and recap?
I have read on the forums that a month of lagering normally doesn't require repitching at bottling time, but maybe I lagered on the cool side. I'll use this as a learning experience and next time I will save yeast from the primary and repitch that for bottling. Meanwhile, I'd like to make the best out of this batch.
Thanks for your input!