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Old 07-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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First, I want to apologize for posting a thread that is so similar to others, I just searched around and did not see my specific question already answered. If it already had been and I overlooked it, I apologize for being redundant. Anyway, I bottled my beer about two weeks ago and have kept it unbothered in a cool room temp basement. Should I crack a beer to see if it is done fermenting? And if it is, how do I go about refrigerating the beer that is complete?

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Old 07-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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3 weeks in the bottle at room temps will get you a better carbonation.
then, just toss 'em in the fridge like any other beer.

I don't necessarily put 2 cases of bottled beer in the fridge - I put in a six pack, put the rest aside (cool, dark closet for me), and chill as needed.

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Should I crack a beer to see if it is done fermenting?
(hopefully it was done fermenting before you bottled?)



 
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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Your beer should be done fermenting before you bottle it.Give it another week before you throw them in the fridge. Give it a week more in the fridge then crack one open and enjoy. As always keep a few out and forget about them.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
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(hopefully it was done fermenting before you bottled?)
Whoops, I meant to say crack it to see if it is done carbing.

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:02 PM   #5
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1-2 weeks in the fridge is a must after conditioning for 3 weeks.

It is what will make your beer clearer, and carbonation will be much better.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:01 PM   #6
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It's probably best to leave the bottles upright in the fridge too, so that the yeast drops to the bottom instead of the side of the bottle. It should be easier to pour without getting yeast floating around in your glass that way.

 
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #7
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I've got a nub question but don't see the need for making another thread for it. I used priming sugar (1/2 cup for 3.5 gal yield) instead of corn sugar to carb my beer. Are they one and the same, or will it make a difference??
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Priming sugar is any sugar used to carb beer.

Did you mean table sugar?
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Extract kits usually have a bag that says priming sugar (5 oz.) instead of corn sugar. I would say they are the same.

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:30 AM   #10
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I've got a nub question but don't see the need for making another thread for it. I used priming sugar (1/2 cup for 3.5 gal yield) instead of corn sugar to carb my beer. Are they one and the same, or will it make a difference??
They are the same.



 
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