This weekend it will have been 4 weeks since I bottled my Blushing Blonde and Woodfordes Wherry brews. I tried both last week, 3 weeks since bottling, and both home brew beer kits were flat, but still very drinkable.
After I bottled both the kits I straight away stuck the beer down in the shed at the bottom of the garden in the beer bottle boxes I have. The weather hasn’t been great lately (a typical English Spring with lots of rain!) which couldn’t have helped in the secondary fermentation.
The Blushing Blonde went into Coopers PET bottles and the Wherry went into glass swing top bottles, but this shouldn’t affect any secondary fermentation.
After reading some forums, and the instructions of the kits it does recommend to keep the bottles warm for a week or so. So last week I brought both batches up to the house and wrapped them in 2 blankets to keep them warm and put them near a radiator, hopefully, this has done the trick, but we’ll find out this weekend or next.
Another suggestion I found was that the bottles needed to be left longer, I guess I could be too impatient!
If you have any ideas on why my home brew beer is flat then please leave a comment.