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Old 02-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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I am doing a brown ale, that has been in bottles for a full week at 70degrees in my closet. My question is how long do I need to bottle condition before I can chill and crack these babies open? I did a two week primary ad one week secondary.

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Old 02-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Maybe another week, then a couple days in the fridge and you should be good to go.

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i always did 2 weeks then tested one. never failed

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I routinely give mine 3-4 weeks @ 70F or more. Then at least 1 week fridge time to get good carbonation & head,not to mention settling any chill haze. 2 weeks for thicker head,& longer lasting,fine bubbled carbonation.
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Try one at one week. You will have adequate carbonation to enjoy your brew. Two weeks from now it will be better. 70° is a very good temperature to bottle condition. Higher gravity brews may take longer.

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I do 3 weeks usually at 70-72F...then 1 week in fridge......

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Thanks guys I appreciate all the advise. I do want more carb and a little thicker head so it sounds like I'm at least another week or two out.

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At least 2/1 for me but have been know to steal before and seen the differences.

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I tried my first brew at weeks 1,2, and 3. By far the week 3 beer is much better, and will continue to get better over time. I put the beer in the fridge for 24 hours and it was great. I would say the minimum time for beer is 3 weeks in the bottle at 70 degrees. Higher gravity beers will take longer unless they are in a warmer climate.

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BTW....not a bad idea to put a beer in frdige at 1, 2, 3 weeks and see how the tate and carbonation improves over the additional time...

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