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Subject: uneven carbonation that defies logic.
Author: spargebag
Sep 24th, 2016
4:19 pm
In several batches, mostly Belgian, some brett some not I get some bottles that carb and dry out magnicently while others stay sweet and barely carb at all. Yes, I stir the priming solution and even a slurry of fresh yeast to each batch, warm condition them together. The only thing I can think of is the fact that after soaking the bottles in starsan I run them thru the hottest cycle on my dishwasher (without detergent of course) as an added precaution.

Some of the bottled were hot when filled but the cool beer chilled em off quick. Could this stunt the yeast in some of the bottles?
Subject: Re: uneven carbonation that defies logic.
Author: cdrsfrg
Sep 24th, 2016
4:34 pm
I would wash first and then use StarSan. Clean then sanitize.
Subject: Re: uneven carbonation that defies logic.
Author: spargebag
Sep 24th, 2016
7:30 pm
I wash, use stars an then heat sanitize in the dishwasher WO detergent. My DW hits 180deg.
Subject: Re: uneven carbonation that defies logic.
Author: Burp
Sep 25th, 2016
1:08 pm
I'm thinking the first few bottles to be filled killed the yeast. As you filled bottles they cooled off so the yeast survived. Not sure why you run the bottles thru the
dishwasher after soaking them in starsan. When I bottled using starsans I let the bottles dry out then filled.
Subject: Re: uneven carbonation that defies logic.
Author: spargebag
Sep 25th, 2016
10:42 pm
I always seem to have stray beerstones that cause gusher infections even w starsan so I go overboard and throw em in the dw to heat sanitize em as well...the ones that don't carb properly carb a little but not completely and are much sweeter...
Subject: Re: uneven carbonation that defies logic.
Author: Inceire
Nov 8th, 2016
3:06 pm
thanks spargebag for updating!

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