Originally Posted by TekelBira
That's a better question actually. If I were to rephrase my original question, expected minimum for carbonation and best after at least how long? Thanx.
Most normal gravity (ca 40-60) beers seem to hit their peak at around six weeks after bottling or later, give or take, in my experience. So, if you follow 1-2-3, that's about 9 weeks out from brew day. I generally plan that I'll start seriously drinking a beer roughly two months after brewing it.
Your IIPA and Belgian may be peaking at more like 6 months from brew day, though.