Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How long to carbonate

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
poison2003
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 38
Default How long to carbonate

How long does it take for the beer to carbonate in the bottle? 1 week or 2 weeks?

__________________
poison2003 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
davidr2340
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mill Creek, WA
Posts: 429
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poison2003
How long does it take for the beer to carbonate in the bottle? 1 week or 2 weeks?
Search!


Depending on the style, I would use the 1-2-3 method... 1 week in primary, 2 weeks in secondary, and 3 weeks conditioning...

__________________
David - Mill Creek Brewing Co.

Primary: Empty
Kegged: Hazelnut Brown Ale / Tipple Twister Barleywine
davidr2340 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
poison2003
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 38
Default

does it depends on the beer im making? or just standart time?

__________________
poison2003 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,486
Liked 359 Times on 296 Posts
Likes Given: 95

Default

Depends, it seems, on all kinds of unpredicatable factors. I've had beer carbed at a week (which was still green and crappy, incidentally), others that took four weeks. Couldn't begin to fathom why.

In any case, three weeks is better than two, there's a huge difference in the quality of the beer just by giving it a little more time to condition.

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #5
BrewFrick
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 251
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I agree with the previous posts. It is a scientific wonder how you can have flat green tasting beer one week and then just 7-10 days later it's like liquid sex. Also remember that when you get the beer cold it will absorb the CO2 better, but only after you have given it time to carb up in room temps. I usually go with at least 2 weeks at room temp then put it in the fridge for 2-3 days and BAM! you have a nice beer.

__________________
BrewFrick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
CBBaron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CBBaron's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 2,787
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Storage temps greatly affect carb time as does the sugars used. My basement is around 62F. My last batch wasn't fully carbed until the 4th week.
I've heard that using DME takes longer than corn sugar, but I don't have experience yet.
Do not use more sugar to try to carb faster. That will just result in over carbed beer and possible bottle bombs. Keeping your beer near 70F should get them carbed in about a week but they will taste better if you leave them for atleast 3 weeks.
Craig

__________________
CBBaron is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how long to carbonate? WatereeBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-07-2009 11:55 PM
How long to carbonate a growler? jatlrdierk Bottling/Kegging 7 07-10-2008 10:33 AM
How long does it take to carbonate? bluedragoon85 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-23-2008 11:28 PM
How long to carbonate? WeretheBrews Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 05-27-2006 04:56 PM
How long to carbonate? toddster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 05-18-2005 01:26 PM