no carbonation

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  1. Arbe0

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    Beer has been in the bottles for over 3 weeks and there is no carbonation, not head, no fiz..nothing.
    I know I put in corn sugar, boiled it for 15 min in water before I put it into the bottling bucket.
    It is a Homey lemon wheat
    8oz. briess crystal 10L
    8 oz briess Vienna malt
    6 lb wheat LME
    1oz German spalt (60min)
    1 oz dried lemon peel and 1 lb Colorado clover honey (5min)
    Safale US-05
     
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    Could be bad seals on the caps. Are you using crown caps or rocker tops?

    Are you keeping the bottles at room temp? 3 weeks should be plenty to see some fizz.
     
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    I am using crown caps. Tasted the beer, it wasn't bad (for a non carbonated beer)
     
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    What was OG and FG? Any bubbles at all when you pour?

    I had a 7.9% that took about 4.5 weeks or so to carb up.
     
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    Russ, what kind of beer (lager or ale) and how long has it been in secondary?

    And are you absolutely sure you got priming sugar in there? I recently used some priming tabs on a beer and ended up with a very reluctant carbonation - might be a factor as well. What yeast did you use for the beer? If it's highly floculant, it could all have fallen out. And it could be just extra time is needed.
     

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