i just bottle and carbonate like a newb.
corn sugar or whatever to prime it and i just shove it in some bottles.
i've been waiting 3 weeks for it to carbonate...
is that too long? or too short.
they're definitely carbonated after 3 weeks but could i open them sooner?
It takes about 42 months. Better just put em in a closet and forget about 'em.
Actually, it just takes a couple weeks, and they're drinkable.
But put a couple sixers away for a few months to let the beer condition a little.
3 Weeks is the minimum to get the beer to an acceptable level in my experience, so you can have a couple but as above, put some aside for longer, I'd let those ones age at least another 4 weeks
You should test one for carbonation and taste at least once aweek.
Consider it educational.