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I brewed up a Coopers Canadian blond and a coopers pilsner in
the beginning of August and bottled them on the 10th of August,
I tried the first Bottle about 10 days ago and it seemed a
bit on the flat side,actually tasted still pretty immature,
still pours a nice head,so randomly picked a couple of bottles
and all tasted the same,It has been quite cold here in kalgoorlie
and I`m thinking it hasn`t done it`s  secondary fermentation
due to being cold. I`v been away for seven weeks so the beer
was in the pantry in the shed. I`v moved it to a warmer place
and kept around 20 degress and tried one yesterday it tastes
ok but there is still no carbonation
 
My question is,  if secondary  did not happen due to the cold,
 could i open every bottle and add another teaspoon of sugar
and a couple grains of yeast  and re cap. has any one tried
this



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Adding more sugar is a dangerous proposition... it may work alright, but if
you add a little too much sugar, your bottles could burst.  The first thing
you should do is keep the bottles warm at 20 C for 2 to 3 weeks (if you
haven't already).  If that doesn't work, then you might be better off
finding another similar beer that is well carbonated that you can mix
50/50.... sure, it's just not the same that way, but it might be better than
drinking flat beer... or less risky than the possibility of explosive beer.

--
Dave
"Just a drink, a little drink, and I'll be feeling GOOooOOooOOooD!" --  
Genesis, 1973-ish



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What did you use to prime?  Did you batch prime and how much sugar?

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I used white sugar 1 teaspoon for the king browns and half
teaspoon for the stubbies,I used this amount for all my other
brews 27 in total and they carbonate just fine

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well that should do the job.  Personally I find bulk priming a lot
easier, but to each their own.  Give it a week or two at a warmer temp.
, but you did say you did that so ?  Are you sure the caps aren't
slightly leaking pressure? sidenote: I used screwtop refundable bottles
at home once and they carbonated significantly less than the
non-screwtop and pet bottles.  Using a counter-pressure bottle filler I
didn't have that problem (I assume becasue the immiadte co2 pressurized
the caps instead of building up pressure).

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I'm a little confused here... if the beer is on the flat side, how
does it "pour a nice head?"  That implies pretty decent carbonation.


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