Bad thermometer how high can ferm temp swing?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by mijclarke, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. mijclarke

    mijclarke Initiate (63) May 4, 2014 Illinois

    Definitely need to use priming calculator better next time. I think I was worried about it being too sweet bc the batch was less than 5 gallons and I used 1 lb of lactose and skimped on the hops (1oz instead of 1.5 oz). I left a lot of sediment in kettle when I transferred to fermenter and a lot trub was left in fermenter when I transferred to bottling bucket. There is virtually no sediment/yeast at bottom of bottle so I wonder if that contributes to the lack of carbonation
  2. mijclarke

    mijclarke Initiate (63) May 4, 2014 Illinois

    3rd and final update: An additional 10 days since 2nd tasting on Dec 30th I got considerably more carbonation. I gently spun the bottles to rouse the yeast but more importantly they were moved even closer to a vent. I cracked two bottles with the least headspace and enjoyed them with a friend. Really like the clean taste and will need to keep bottles warmer in winter time right after bottling.