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Hi guys 😄 Finally made myself Coopers Devil Brew Porterhttps://www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/devil-s-brew-porter.html . Problem is it isn't carbonating after a week of being bottled.  Just wondering what could be causing this, and the best way to get some bubbles. 

 Possible causes To get to a stable FG reading, it was in the fermenter for 18 days. Then when I bottled I added just over half the sugar I normally do, due to wanting less bubbles. Also, I am in cold 'ol Canberra, so the bottled beers are in a cupboard at around 15 degrees.

Appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance

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25 minutes ago, Tremond_moreland said:

Hi guys 😄 Finally made myself Coopers Devil Brew Porterhttps://www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/devil-s-brew-porter.html . Problem is it isn't carbonating after a week of being bottled.  Just wondering what could be causing this, and the best way to get some bubbles. 

 Possible causes To get to a stable FG reading, it was in the fermenter for 18 days. Then when I bottled I added just over half the sugar I normally do, due to wanting less bubbles. Also, I am in cold 'ol Canberra, so the bottled beers are in a cupboard at around 15 degrees.

Appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance

It may take longer at 15deg, also you said you used half the sugar than normal, anyway you can move them somewhere warmer 

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9 minutes ago, John304 said:

It may take longer at 15deg, also you said you used half the sugar than normal, anyway you can move them somewhere warmer 

I also use to use a heat mat in the cupboard to help keep the bottles warm

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47 minutes ago, Tremond_moreland said:

Hi guys 😄 Finally made myself Coopers Devil Brew Porterhttps://www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/devil-s-brew-porter.html . Problem is it isn't carbonating after a week of being bottled.  Just wondering what could be causing this, and the best way to get some bubbles. 

 Possible causes To get to a stable FG reading, it was in the fermenter for 18 days. Then when I bottled I added just over half the sugar I normally do, due to wanting less bubbles. Also, I am in cold 'ol Canberra, so the bottled beers are in a cupboard at around 15 degrees.

Appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance

At 15c it's going to take at least 4 weeks you need to find a way to get the temp up to above 18c around 19c us ideal

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Cheers 

15 minutes ago, John304 said:

It may take longer at 15deg, also you said you used half the sugar than normal, anyway you can move them somewhere warmer 

Cheers. I will place them in a warmer position. It's just strange that the Cali Coast IPA https://www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/cali-coast-ipa.html I bottled 5 days earlier is almost ready to drink and they are both in the same cupboard. 

But you mentioned the priming sugar too, do you think this could be a problem? I did add a carbonation drop to one last night, so curious to see what that does.

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16 minutes ago, Back Brewing said:

At 15c it's going to take at least 4 weeks you need to find a way to get the temp up to above 18c around 19c us ideal

Cheers 😄 I will place them in a warmer position. 

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21 minutes ago, Tremond_moreland said:

Cheers 

Cheers. I will place them in a warmer position. It's just strange that the Cali Coast IPA https://www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/cali-coast-ipa.html I bottled 5 days earlier is almost ready to drink and they are both in the same cupboard. 

But you mentioned the priming sugar too, do you think this could be a problem? I did add a carbonation drop to one last night, so curious to see what that does.

I use plain white sugar when I bottle at the rate of 1 x tsp (4.1gms) it has always worked. That is for a PET 740ml or a glass longneck 750ml.

For a 375ml stubby use a bit less or better still get a measuring scoop available at home brew stores or online.

I used to keep the bottles in a box & cover with a blanket & have a thermometer handy to check the temperature.

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Worked out a mug of dextrose dissolved on the stove is perfect. Dad suggested a little less sugar so the Porter is not so bubbly, but might have went too little. Thanks for the tips. Great idea with the blanket too 😄

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