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Old 07-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default Botteling taking longer than expected for proper carbornation to take place

I've had my brown in bottles for two weeks and have opened one of the two testers to see if the beer has carbonated all the way and, well, it hasn't. The temp has been a bit high 73 degrees, but haven't had problems with that temp before. The beer tastes just fine. It's just a bit flat. How long should I wait till its too long to give up on it?

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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I usually don't start testing bottles until at least 3 weeks, sometimes 4 or more depending on style.

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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How do you know how long carbing is supposed to take place?

Do you hear a "psft" when you open the bottle? If so then the yeast are doing there job its just needs more time to absorb into suspension.

Also like castle said, I rarely pop a bottle before 3 weeks if not 4 and make sure its properly chilled for atleast 24 hours in the fridge.

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I guess it helps that we have a pretty solid pipeline. I like to wait a month.

And style plays a role. Opened one of our Saisons about a month in, meh.

We split another bottle Monday (about 9 weeks bottled) and ah, there it is.

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What's the ABV? Higher alcohol beers take longer.

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