These are two seperate issues;
Originally Posted by stephenaxe
Hey errm its a pressure barrel, i added half a teaspoon of sugar to ever pint like the instructions said, its been in the barrel now nearly 2 weeks. I have a co2 adaptor on order so should be here in next couple of days but the instructures dint say to add any so i just left it till it needed it and more questions just ask o and its a lager kit
Unfortunately very few of us in America are familiar with pressure barrels, they are not common here. Since you didn't put pressure barrel in the thread title you may not get anyone looking at the thread who might know something about them. I'll try to find someone and link them to this thread.
Originally Posted by michael_riccijr
I have a Red Ale (7 days in the bottle) conditioning... is it supposed to be less carbonated???
And now YOU mr thread jacker
The 3 weeks at 70 degrees
, that that we recommend is the minimum
time it takes for average gravity beers to carbonate and condition. Higher grav beers take longer.
Stouts and porters have taken me between 6 and 8 weeks to carb up..I have a 1.090 Belgian strong that took three months
to carb up.
And even carbonation doesn't mean that they will not still be green and need more time to condition....
So yeah at a week not having any carbonation is perfectly normal...
Everything you need to know about carbing and conditioning, can be found here Of Patience and Bottle Conditioning.
With emphasis on the word, "patience."