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Old 11-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help. Everything you said is making sense. I'll grab it out of the fridge let it warm up a bit and see where we go from there.

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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I opened a second.. just because and this one had a more typical head on it, this one is much more cloudy though and carbonation still isn't what it should be so I did take them all out of the fridge and they are warming up.

So odd how the same batch can be so different in two different bottles.

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #13
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So odd how the same batch can be so different in two different bottles

Early in the carb process it is quite normal for different bottles to have different carb levels. Let them warm up and give them some more time and they will be more uniform.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #14
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Early in the carb process it is quite normal for different bottles to have different carb levels. Let them warm up and give them some more time and they will be more uniform.
Good information to know. I swear I learn something new on here every day.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #15
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My tripel took 2 months to fully carb up. Thats an 11% tripel though. I would let it sit warm and forget about it. The longer the better IMHO for the style.

I also prefer Belgian beers at room temperature, so they haven't seen the fridge.

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I opened a second.. just because and this one had a more typical head on it, this one is much more cloudy though and carbonation still isn't what it should be so I did take them all out of the fridge and they are warming up.

So odd how the same batch can be so different in two different bottles.
You can attribute the cloudiness to chill haze from cooling your beer down for a short period of time in the fridge. Assuming the 1st one you opened was warm, it would have been a bit clearer.

Also, the advice given is very solid on aging/conditioning in the bottles a little longer at room temp. I would go another week and the try one. Good luck.
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Old 11-14-2013, 02:23 PM   #17
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I married a man stuck in a 12 year olds body, so everything I say I feel like I need to justify. Old habits die hard.

I'll have to go dig up my notes on this beer. The beer was in early carbonation stage, so I think what I am reading is probably accurate, bring it up from the basement and let it warm up a bit and try in a few days. Thanks for the help.
I think bringing it up out of the basement is a great idea.

I had some ale and porter that had no head and little carbonation after 3 weeks in the basement around 65 degrees. Brought it upstairs into 70ish degree temps, and within a week I popped open a bottle with excellent carbonation and head.

Admittedly I shot low on the priming sugar...was too paranoid about bottle bombs.
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