The sugar was put in the racking bucket and then the beer was added. I didn't stir for fear of oxidation but will try your method next time. Thanks.I used to have carbonation problems (some under, some over) until I started stirring the sugar and beer together. Just use a long spoon and stir gently but thoroughly. Adding yeast for a big beer is good insurance too. Beer always carbonates quickly that way. You don't need much, 1/4 packet rehydrated is plenty.
Any special yeast?