Author Topic: Flat Bottles  (Read 575 times)

Offline cheba420

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
  • Can I get a beer up in here?
    • View Profile
    • The Beer Research Institute
Flat Bottles
« on: December 04, 2011, 03:11:52 PM »
I've been kegging for about 5 years now and for the most part, if I need bottles, I just fill a couple from my already carbonated keg. However, a month ago, we brewed up a batch of IPA and we had just under 6 gallons at packaging time. I decided that we'd put the remaining 1 gallon into bottles and carbonate with the Coopers sugar tabs. The beer has been in bottles for a month at room temp and there is zero carbonation. It occurred to me that I fined the beer with gelatin before kegging. Did the gelatin remove ALL the yeast and thus, no carbonation? If so, what is the best method for adding a little yeast to the bottles? How much per bottle? They are 22 oz bottles.
Matt
Mesa, AZ.
#197645

On Tap: Vanilla Porter, Belgian Blonde, Saison, Black IPA, Punkin Porter
Primary: Pale 31 Clone, Raspberry Cider
Secondary: Vanilla Porter
Conditioning: Brett IPA
Bottles:Mosaic Wheat
On Deck: Flanders Red, Berliner weisse, Punkin Saison, Saison Brett

Offline tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8130
  • Redmond, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Flat Bottles
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 03:30:55 PM »
I doubt it would remove all of it, but it sounds like it could use a boost.  I would use dry yeast - pop each bottle, add a few grains, and re-cap.  Either that or re-bottle in PET bottles, force carb, and drink.
Tom Schmidlin

Offline cheba420

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
  • Can I get a beer up in here?
    • View Profile
    • The Beer Research Institute
Re: Flat Bottles
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 03:35:10 PM »
Thanks, Tom. And by a few grains do you literally mean like 3-5 grains of yeast per bottle? Sounds easy enough!
Matt
Mesa, AZ.
#197645

On Tap: Vanilla Porter, Belgian Blonde, Saison, Black IPA, Punkin Porter
Primary: Pale 31 Clone, Raspberry Cider
Secondary: Vanilla Porter
Conditioning: Brett IPA
Bottles:Mosaic Wheat
On Deck: Flanders Red, Berliner weisse, Punkin Saison, Saison Brett

Offline tschmidlin

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8130
  • Redmond, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Flat Bottles
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 05:49:48 PM »
Yes, 3-5 would be plenty.  That's plenty of yeast to carb the beer, even with the expected die off from tossing them in.  I think that's a lot easier than rehydrating and using an eye dropper, but you could go that route too.
Tom Schmidlin