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Good going carrie- all the sludge should settle to the bottom after a few days.

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Well we couldn't help ourselves and cracked a bottle of ginger beer today. A moment, and then loads of bubbles came flying up from the bottom :)

The fizz has gone quite quickly, probably could go a few more days, but lovely to drink a little flat...leaving a lovely warm feeling in my chest :)

Probably could be a little bit sweeter, but not bad for the first attempt :)

Thanks for the help guys.

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Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:19 pm
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:cheersarm

I still havent bottled mine :oops:


But good on you carrie Im glad you enjyed it.

Give it another week and it should start improving.

I find with beer it has very fine bubbles at first then as it ages the bubbles become larger and creates a much smoother mouth feel.

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I just cracked open one of my alcoholic ginger beers. It was... interesting!

Mostly dry with a little smack of sweetness and heat, and a kick like a mule!!!! I'm not sure if I forgot to prime the bottle, but it was flat. Either didn't prime that one, or it is so alcoholic that I killed the yeast in the whole batch!!!! It tastes good either way.


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Hi Slim - my ginger beer has been bottled for over a week but no bubbles on opening - what have i done wrong?
Points to note - bottled in 2 litre recycled juice bottles
- never had the trad. smell i remember from childhood
and the big one, just checked brewers yeast and it was use by May 2010! OOPs :oops:

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If your yeast is that close to the use buy date its close enough. THough older yeast takes longer to get going.

It has been rather cold so a bit more time would be required. Ive just bottled my first batch of Non - alcho ginger beer so yet to see how it comes out. But have done many batches of Beer and have found 3 - 4 weeks MINIMUM for the carbonation to hapen. Also As it has been rather cold of late It will extend the fermentation time.

If youve bottled in PET bottles you should be able to squeeze the bottle to feel if the pressure is rising. I would be expecting the bottles to be just about rock hard.

Exercise great pateince and try it again in a couple of weeks.

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Yeast can be a weird thing. I've had batches where the culture has been perfectly normal, bubbling away, and it just hasn't worked when I got to the bottling stage.

I think Bernie's post outlines the most likely reasons. The use by date and cold weather seem very probable. Don't fret if it is a dud, just pick up some new yeast and try again!


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Dale open a bottle of ours last night and got an explosion in the face that he attempted to subdue by placing his mouth over it....

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:oops:

did you get it on film carrie??

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Was not impressed, thought my face was going to explode. No more ginger beer for Carrie!!!

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