Lager Carbonation

Lager Carbonation

Post by P. Ullric » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00



I have a lager bottled, awaiting carbonation.  It has been in the bottles
1 week now, I cracked one, got just a small "psssst", no gas when poured.  
Am I too early, or did I make another mistake?  I primed with corn sugar,
sat bottles at 65F for 3 days, moved to 45F for 4 days.

Thanks for any help,

Phil

 
 
 

Lager Carbonation

Post by Steve Garre » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I give my lagers about 4 weeks to properly condition. Keep them at the
same temperature used for fermentation. 65F sounds high, 45F a little
low. After conditioning, I lager them for another 4-8 weeks at just
above freezing, about 35F. Of course, I'm sneaking a bottle or two
every now and then while they're lagering. Patience is a lager
brewer's virtue.

Cheers!
Steve Garrett

"P. Ullrich" wrote on Tue, 4 Feb 1997 09:39:16 -0800:

Quote:

> I have a lager bottled, awaiting carbonation.  It has been in the
bottles
> 1 week now, I cracked one, got just a small "psssst", no gas when
poured.  
> Am I too early, or did I make another mistake?  I primed with corn
sugar,
> sat bottles at 65F for 3 days, moved to 45F for 4 days.


 
 
 

Lager Carbonation

Post by glen.. » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


To early.
Wait lager takes a little longer especially  at the lower temp.  Did
you lager the secondary in a spare fridge for 3 weeks or more- a true
lager. If so it will take longer also.

 
 
 

Lager Carbonation

Post by Bill Cric » Sat, 08 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a lager bottled, awaiting carbonation.  It has been in the bottles
> 1 week now, I cracked one, got just a small "psssst", no gas when poured.
> Am I too early, or did I make another mistake?  I primed with corn sugar,
> sat bottles at 65F for 3 days, moved to 45F for 4 days.

> Thanks for any help,

> Phil

I vote for too early.
Bill Crick
Brewius, Ergo Patience!
 
 
 

Lager Carbonation

Post by Linda Van Doe » Sun, 09 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> > I have a lager bottled, awaiting carbonation.  It has been in the bottles
> > 1 week now, I cracked one, got just a small "psssst", no gas when poured.
> > Am I too early, or did I make another mistake?  I primed with corn sugar,
> > sat bottles at 65F for 3 days, moved to 45F for 4 days.

> > Thanks for any help,

> > Phil
> I vote for too early.
> Bill Crick
> Brewius, Ergo Patience!

Don't forget that the beer has been lager'd so the carbonation is
starting off with much less yeast than an ale would have.  Depending on
the lenght of time you lagerd it would have a direct afffect on the
bottle carbonation time.

Rick

 
 
 

Lager Carbonation

Post by Lonnie Had » Sun, 09 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have a lager bottled, awaiting carbonation.  It has been in the bottles
>1 week now, I cracked one, got just a small "psssst", no gas when poured.  
>Am I too early, or did I make another mistake?  I primed with corn sugar,
>sat bottles at 65F for 3 days, moved to 45F for 4 days.

You are way to early. I can take lagers weeks to fully carbonate at
45F. The only exception to this is if you bottle to early. This is a
common problem(bottling to early that is) for people who have just
started lager brewing. It can take the yeast a couple of weeks to
finish the last few pts of gravity. The beer at this point will be
clear and most people will bottle it only to have the beer end up
overcarbonated in 2-3 months.

Good Luck
LH

 
 
 

Lager Carbonation

Post by alle » Tue, 11 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>>I have a lager bottled, awaiting carbonation.  It has been in the bottles
>>1 week now, I cracked one, got just a small "psssst", no gas when poured.  
>>Am I too early, or did I make another mistake?  I primed with corn sugar,
>>sat bottles at 65F for 3 days, moved to 45F for 4 days.
>You are way to early. I can take lagers weeks to fully carbonate at
>45F. The only exception to this is if you bottle to early. This is a
>common problem(bottling to early that is) for people who have just
>started lager brewing. It can take the yeast a couple of weeks to
>finish the last few pts of gravity. The beer at this point will be
>clear and most people will bottle it only to have the beer end up
>overcarbonated in 2-3 months.
>Good Luck
>LH


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