No Foam-little carbonation

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  1. dave althouse

    dave althouse Member

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    I just brewed a Zombie Dust clone (BIAB), thought I had an issue with the fermentation but seems it all happened quick, it was done in a day or so, set in fermentor for 2 weeks.

    With that said I primed and bottle, let the bottles set for 2 weeks, opened and tasted. Get a good hoppy taste, just a tiny bit of fizz and absolutely no foamy head. Do I need to let it set a couple more weeks?

    thanks for any thoughts

    dave althouse
     
  2. Thurston Brewer

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    Do you have any hydrometer readings to tell you how the fermentation was progressing? You said the fermentation happened quickly; what tells you that it was complete?
     
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    I've had some batches that took about 4 weeks to carbonate. Don't know if my basement is cooler than what my homebrew had been used to. While you wait, brew another!
     
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    Exactly, a few more weeks and it'll be fine
     
  5. dave althouse

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    gravity went from 1.048 to 1.000 in about 2 days,
     
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    Trialben Well-Known Member

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    Now that is one vigorous fermentation Dave !:D
     
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    Mark D Pirate Well-Known Member

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    What temp were you running it at ?
    What yeast ?
     
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    No foam and little carbonation? Did you wash your glasses with soap?
     
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    Detergent doesn't remove carbonation, does it? I thought that just affected head retention.
     
  10. Brew Cat

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    What yeast were you using? that's pretty low.
     

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