Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:35 am

Hi all,
I brewed an Imperial stout with a ABV of 10.2. I primed the 5 gallon batch with 6 ounces of maple syrup, this was a little more than the brewers calculator said to use. The bottles have been conditioning for two months and no carbonation has started yet.

Thanks
Rick
rjfvt
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:08 pm

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:24 am

How are you storing them? They need to be around 70F in order to carbonate in a reasonable time.
A common mistake is putting them on the basement floor. Concrete will suck the heat right out of them.
-B'Dawg
BJCP GM2 Judge
"Lunch Meat. It's an acquired taste....." -- Mylo
User avatar
BDawg
 
Posts: 5001
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:27 pm
Location: North Bend, WA

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:29 pm

What yeast strain did you use? Was it a fresh pitch (starter) or a reused slurry?
"A bad man is a good man's job, while a good man is a bad man's teacher."
brewinhard
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 4065
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:41 am
Location: Fredonia, NY

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:17 pm

I do have them stored on the basement floor, I can correct that tonight! I used two Wyeast Labs 1056 direct pitch pouches. the basement temperature is between 67 and 70 degrees so I'll move the bottles to a warmer place.
rjfvt
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:08 pm

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:41 am

Between 70 & 75 is fine. Keep them in the dark & off the floor.
Lee

"Show me on this doll where the internet hurt you."

"Every zoo is a petting zoo if you man the fuck up."

:bnarmy: BN Army // 13th Mountain Division :bnarmy:
User avatar
Ozwald
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:03 am

Post back if they don't carbonate after warming them up for a couple more weeks. The same thing happened to me once with a big RIS when I used to bottle. I can give you some tips on how to salvage them.
"A bad man is a good man's job, while a good man is a bad man's teacher."
brewinhard
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 4065
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:41 am
Location: Fredonia, NY

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:16 pm

Yeah, I got a good beer bread recipe too. ;)
Lee

"Show me on this doll where the internet hurt you."

"Every zoo is a petting zoo if you man the fuck up."

:bnarmy: BN Army // 13th Mountain Division :bnarmy:
User avatar
Ozwald
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3658
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:14 pm
Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana

Re: Imperial Stout "No carbonation yet"

Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:03 am

Ozwald wrote:Yeah, I got a good beer bread recipe too. ;)


to be fair, i bet that would be interesting bread made with an RIS.
Brewshki
 
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:38 pm

Next

Return to Kegging, Bottling and Dispensing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

A BIT ABOUT US

The Brewing Network is a multimedia resource for brewers and beer lovers. Since 2005, we have been the leader in craft beer entertainment and information with live beer radio, podcasts, video, events and more.