I brewed the NB Dead Ringer IP Extract kit and bottled about 2.5 weeks ago. Opened the first bottle only to a small “hiss” and no carbonation. I have opened one more in the past day and same result. There are several factors that possibly led to this, but wanted to bounce it off of you all and see what you think.
- Did not have priming sugar, so used 2/3 cup of table sugar in the 5 gallon batch.
- Bottle conditioned in basement at around 50-55F
- Re-used some commercial 12 oz. bottles. Some of which did not appear to cap/seal like the others.
I know the above could have led to the fact that there is no carbonation, but is there anything I can do to remedy the situation?
I did move all of the bottles to a warmer room (62-68F) to see if the higher temp helps. I have also separated the re-used bottles with the new ones.
Let me know if there are any questions I can help with and any recommendations. I would hate for a batch to be flat…especially since the aroma and flavor (even being flat) were very good.