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Old 01-12-2017, 05:45 PM   #11
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First time brewer here and just wondering if you could shed some light, I’m brewing the same mocha porter but it still hasn’t carbonated yet in my pressure barrel, its been in there four weeks now. Any ideas?
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First time brewer here and just wondering if you could shed some light, I’m brewing the same mocha porter but it still hasn’t carbonated yet in my pressure barrel, its been in there four weeks now. Any ideas?
Because of the headspace in a barrel, I find it really difficult to achieve good carbonation. It’s why I swiftly moved to PET bottles - once the cap is on tight, you can actually feel the carbonation as the pressure inside increases. And it stays until you open it.
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Thanks for the advice. I will move on to them next time
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First time brewer here and just wondering if you could shed some light, I’m brewing the same mocha porter but it still hasn’t carbonated yet in my pressure barrel, its been in there four weeks now. Any ideas?
Unless you haven't kept your beer in a warm place to carb up and the yeast hasn't worked you are most likely to have a leak on your PB somewhere.
If you use gas bulbs I suggest you use one to charge the PB and then go round all the joints and the top seams with soapy water to check for leaks.
When you have found the leak, fix it and reprime (all your initial priming sugar will have been lost) and then keep in a warm place. After a few days check that the PB is holding pressure by drawing off a sample through the tap.
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I kept the beer in a warm place for only a week then moved it to a colder place so this could be the problem but I will definitely check the barrel as well. Thanks for the tips. Will definitely be more patient in future
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I have had abut a 60% succes rate with my pressure barrels, down to a loose valve and over/under tightening the cap.
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