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Old 05-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have had a 9% double IPA slow carbing in the keezer for about a week. I tested it and it is very green. I am sure that it will be fully carbed in another week because the carbonation is close. It has a great head on it, and it bubbles up pretty well already, but it really needs more time to condition.

So what is best to do in one week when it is fully carbed?
Do i take it off the gas next week and keep it sitting/aging in the keg another few weeks or longer? Or just keep the gas at a steady 13 PSI - 40 F like it is now for a while and test it every few days?

The other brews i have slow carbed (average 5% to 6% ales) are ussually ready about the time they are done carbing. (about two weeks in)

Any advice on this one being so green and such a high alcohol brew?

Thanks in advance!



 
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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If it needs more time, you may want to put it at room temperature, since beer conditions faster at room temperature than kegerator temperatures. In a bigger beer, I keg it and keep it at room temperature for a few weeks before chilling it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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interesting...

ok, thanks.

It's already in the keezer at 40 degrees for a week now. Maybe i will just wait it out.

I just started carbing a lower alcohol brew yesterday, I have a feeling it will be ready much faster then the bigger brew. I can drink on that first when it's ready in two weeks, then I bet my big beer will be ready for action shortly after I kill the smaller beer.

This is all a learning process... I am only 4 kegs into kegging, but at least I don't have to bottle this stuff any longer, that was such a pain! I love having good beer on tap at home, what a treat!

 
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