Much to my disappointment, my first bottle of Off the Topper made from the one gallon kit was completely flat a little more than two weeks after bottling. It was my first time using the Fizz Drops instead of bottling with either honey or maple syrup. I’m pretty sure that everything was sanitized properly, as I’ve done the same thing for previous batches and they came out over-carbonated if anything. My test bottle was only refrigerated for a couple hours, as I was impatient and really wanted to see how it came out.
The beer sat for two weeks after bottling with the Fizz Drops that came with the kit, but temperatures were definitely colder than 65-70 degrees. Do I just give it more time, flip the bottles upside down to get the yeast active, or actively cool it for longer? Really appreciative of any suggestions as I’m about a week away from bottling two more batches of different beer and want to get those right.