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From: Stuart Crawford <>
Subject: possible trouble with priming step
Date: 1989-10-16 23:51:38 GMT

I've just bottled my first batch of beer, and I'm a little concerned about the
priming process. I'm using a single fermentation system and, immediately
before bottling, I siphoned the wort into a clean container. In order to
minimize the amount of sediment that I transferred to this container, I let the
first cup or so flow into a bottle that I later discarded. I am now worried
that I did not transfer enough yeast to allow carbonation to occur. Is there
any way, short of waiting for a week and opening a bottle, to determine if
carbonation is occuring? If carbonation does not occur, can I prepare a yeast
solution and add a drop or so to each bottle, reseal and wait again? Thanks in

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