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mmonteiro 06-01-2012 05:01 AM

2 questions about my bottling
 
i have an american wheat ale that i bottled exactly 2 weeks ago, there arn't any bubbles in the bottle, i used conditioning tablets, could this mean its under carbonated?

question 2... since its been 2 weeks, am i in the clear from bottle bombs?

BrewerBear 06-01-2012 11:59 AM

What temperature have they been store at, and how many tabs per bottle?

verbhertz 06-01-2012 01:01 PM

Have you opened a bottle? It's been my experience that the bottle will look flat until opened.

mmonteiro 06-01-2012 03:16 PM

4 tablets per bottle, it said 4 if you want medium carbonation, and 5 for high. its stored at around 65 degrees. i dont have a thermometer in my basement but its a colder room. and i haven't opened a bottle yet.

verbhertz 06-01-2012 03:41 PM

Throw a bottle in the fridge and open it in a day or two.

Revvy 06-01-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mmonteiro (Post 4134574)
i have an american wheat ale that i bottled exactly 2 weeks ago, there arn't any bubbles in the bottle,

This is ALL we needed to know....

Walk away from your beers for AT LEAST another week.

The 3 weeks at 70 degrees, that we recommend is the minimum time it takes for average gravity beers to carbonate and condition. Higher grav beers take longer.

Stouts and porters have taken me between 6 and 8 weeks to carb up..I have a 1.090 Belgian strong that took three months to carb up.

And just because a beer is carbed doesn't mean it still doesn't taste like a$$ and need more time for the off flavors to condition out.

Everything you need to know about carbing and conditioning, can be found here Of Patience and Bottle Conditioning. With emphasis on the word, "patience." ;)

mmonteiro 06-01-2012 04:21 PM

always good advice from revvy


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