Lately, mainly the last 2 batches, I have been having a hard time with the carbonation of the beer. I am using the same procedures as I have done before, with no problems. But my last two batches (A wheat beer and “Elevenses”) both have had carbonation issues. The wheat beer took about an extra month and a half, and still was a hit or miss as if the bottle would be carbonated. It seemed it took months for them to get to where the needed to be.
The Elevenses have been conditioned for about 3 weeks, and the first bottle was mostly flat. I am going to wait another month, like the Wheat beer, and then check.
All of the batches were mad ein the basement and stored and conditioned as well.
I have made other wheat beers before, as well as numerous other batches (speckled heffer, Saison Noel, etc) and I think I had one bad bottle which I suspect was the cap on the growler since all other bottles were fine.
I think over 50% of the wheat beer was flat or next to no fizz.
I use normal sugar before the Wheat beer, which I used priming sugar from NB. I went back to normal sugar for Elevenses but am feelign a little gunshy.
Anyone ever have issues with the priming sugar?