Thanks for the note swenocha. I usually prime in the bottles, adding the specific recommended amount of priming sugar, based on the bottle i am using. I bottle directly from the fermentor into the primed bottles. I bottle 1/2, giving a good shake / swirl to dissolve all the sugar, then fill, making sure to give enough head space. After everything is bottled, i give all the bottles a god mixing/ shaking to ensure everything is mixed and dissolved. I then place all the bottles in a converted wine cabinet that is a constant 71.5 F Over the past few years brewing and bottling like this, i've never had a batch take more then 10 days to carbonate in the bottles. That's what I meant by "never came back" All the particulates and sediment has settled, but no secondary fermentation, that i can tell, in the bottle. I opened one up, and no fizz. Now i know that sometimes it can take longer or shorter, depending on conditions, etc. and i have some brews that take considerably longer, but not the simple all extract kits the Mr. Beer has provided. I plan on giving it another week, if not more before i take additional measures.