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Old 03-04-2008, 04:14 AM   #1
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im excited opening my beer,
its only been in bottle for 1 day... but i can't wait...
when will i get alittle carbonation.......
does the bottle effect any tastes besides carbonation.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:17 AM   #2
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For best results, don't open for three weeks. But, if you're like me, you'll want to crack one early...but don't crack the early one until it's been in there for two weeks.

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Old 03-04-2008, 04:19 AM   #3
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You probably can't open them before you cap them, but anytime after that should work out just fine.

I used to see some carbonation by day 7. I would recommend opening at least one a week to track the flavor maturation and progression.

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Old 03-04-2008, 04:50 AM   #4
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I've had a lot of mine decently carb at one week but you'll thank yourself if you only sample one or two a week for at least 3 weeks.

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On a scale of 1-21, how disappointed do you want to be?

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heres what ive found, 5 days - "drinkable" i.e. its not semiflat SWEET beer.
7 days "entirely drinkable, but rough about the edges

10 days - totally ready to drink...

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Technically right after you bottle it

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Taste one at 2 weeks, but you're not going to be happy until at least 3 weeks

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I've tried at less then 2 weeks, but trust me, they just get better after that! I am always amazed at how much better a couple of weeks can make it. Just hang in there! It's no use being disappointed just because you are impatient.

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I say 3 weeks

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