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« on: October 13, 2009, 10:48:01 AM »

First ever brew  All extract . There is a pop when the bottle is opened but no foam and the beer tastes a little flat . I added simple sugar to fermentation bucket before bottling .  Any ideas what I did wrong ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 11:00:55 AM »

How long did it stay in the fermentor? possibly a lot of yeast fell out of solution and it will take longer to carbonate.
What temp did you leave the beer after bottling? 2 weeks @ 65-70deg should be good enough.
What was the gravity fg? some big beers take a little longer.
How much priming sugar did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 11:32:13 AM »

First ever brew  All extract . There is a pop when the bottle is opened but no foam and the beer tastes a little flat . I added simple sugar to fermentation bucket before bottling .  Any ideas what I did wrong ?

Sorry, in order to help identify possible issues we need a little more information. 
How long ago did you bottle?  Where are they stored?  How much sugar did you add and what was the process?

Usually it is not a long enough conditioning time in the bottle after bottling.  Put one in a warm room for 3 days and try again and see what happens.  Most of all, just relax, it is probably fine!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 10:57:51 AM »

After 2 weeks in the bottle I am getting good foam now .  I just need to be more patient . 
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 11:15:08 AM »

After 2 weeks in the bottle I am getting good foam now .  I just need to be more patient . 

Being a fellow impatient brewer I recommend getting a kegging setup as soon as possible Smiley You will NOT be disappointed.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 12:00:12 PM »

After 2 weeks in the bottle I am getting good foam now .  I just need to be more patient . 

Glad to hear it!  Hard to be patient, however.
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