I'm a new beer brewer and have been doing some extract kits to get the hang of things. I've done 3--the Irish Red Ale that comes with the starter kit, the Grapefruit Pulpin' and the Off the Topper.
The problem is all of them have been coming out a bit flat. They've all been bottle conditioning for a couple of months now, and while they all produce a hiss when open and a head when poured, there just isn't the bubbliness that makes drinking a beer so satisfying. I used carb drops, one for each bottle.
My main suspicion is that the room the bottles are conditioning in is too warm. For some reason the gear room where I've put them gets uncomfortably warm, I'm guessing in the 80's at times. Is this too much for the yeast? I used the Safale US-05 Dry Yeast for the two IPA's and the Danstar Nottingham for the Red.
Should I move my brew room?