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Old 04-14-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default How long does carbination go on for in bottles?

I bottled my first beer a dubbel and has been in bottles for three weeks. Now I tried at one week very flat as expected.
Three weeks, more yeast on bottom of bottles, a slight but noticeable 'pop' when opening. A head on the beer after the pour which quickly disappeared.

Will carbonation get better after 3 weeks?

PS: bottles stored at 68-70 degrees.

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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basically, they will carbonate until the yeasties run out of food. IIRC (I force carbonate and use a beer gun for bottles now) after about 3-4 weeks they are about done

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Old 04-14-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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You could try shaking them just a little to get the yeast back into suspension, but I'm guessing 2 things:

1...raise the temp of where they are conditioning (move them to a warmer spot) and

2...(what I really think is the problem)...dubbels are big beers and 3 weeks is not nearly enough time...I'd give it 6-8 weeks. Mine are almost 1 year old and tasting great.

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2...(what I really think is the problem)...dubbels are big beers and 3 weeks is not nearly enough time...I'd give it 6-8 weeks. Mine are almost 1 year old and tasting great.

Yep....Three weeks is usually enough for a "NORMAL" gravity beer, but for a dubble, we're talking weeks to months here....

Brew something smaller to have something to drink while you wait.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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Yep....Three weeks is usually enough for a "NORMAL" gravity beer, but for a dubble, we're talking weeks to months here....

Brew something smaller to have something to drink while you wait.

Good call! Thats what I would do.
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