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Old 10-09-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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I just finihsed bottling form the secondary. what should the least amount of time be before i can crack one to sample. I know i should wait for it to carbonate a bit.
what do you guys think?


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Old 10-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #2
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Give it a week at least.

...Well, give one a shot on Saturday


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Old 10-09-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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I usually manage to wait 5 whole days. I bottle one or two 6oz bottles to become my first testers.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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If you crack one before two (or really three) weeks, though, you have to make us a promise...

DO NOT POST QUESTIONING WHY YOUR BREW IS NOT CARBONATED!

I am one of probably eight thousand people who have made the same "did I screw something up?" post. Give it a shot, but know that it may well taste flat and bad, just because it is green. I wouldn't count on having more than a sample, or showing it off, for a couple weeks.
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Give it at least a week before sampling, but 3 weeks is really ideal for most average brews.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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I concurr with a couple of weeks. I usually sample in 2 weeks and find most of the time that every progressive week that I can hold out from there gets better and better.


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