Carbonation and beer? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Carbonation and beer?
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
Veevo
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 26

Well I bottled my beer 10 days ago and it kind of poped when I cracked one to see how its going. But it had a very weak head and very little carbination. Is this normal for only 10 days in the bottles. Or did something go wrong?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
drkaeppel
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lewisville, TX
Posts: 314
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 142


Not completely out of the ordinary, but it's tough to tell without knowing the batch size, OG, FG, and how much priming sugar you used.


__________________
-Dave

"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day.Teach a man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life." -Anonymous

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
Veevo
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 26

Well OG was 1.05 and FG was 1.01 batch size 23 liters. And cup and quarter pf priming sugar. Bulk primed

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
brewd00d
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Townsend, Delaware
Posts: 411
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


What Revvy would say is "Three weeks is the absolute minimum amount of time you would need for proper beer carbonation"
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
SO yeah those rhino farts in during fermentation are perfectly normal. And after lagering they will be perfectly gone.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #5

Yes he would. OP, you can look for his sticky post on bottling and bottle conditioning, good info for new brewers.

I usually move my conditioning bottles to a warmish spot, 70+ F, to help our yeast friends along.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #6
Veevo
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 26

Its been in the same room as whole process at exactly 66° soo seeing as it has a little carbination at 10 days all hope is not lost? It could still carbinate more?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
drkaeppel
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lewisville, TX
Posts: 314
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 142


Most definitely. Just give it some time. Most of my beers have bubbles after a week or so, but are not properly carbed until 3-4 weeks.
__________________
-Dave

"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day.Teach a man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life." -Anonymous

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #8
Veevo
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 26

Okay awesome! Thanks everyone ill just give it another 20 days and crack. Should I still keep it in my warm room for the 20 days?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #9
drkaeppel
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lewisville, TX
Posts: 314
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 142


I keep my beers at room temp (70-74F). A warmer room should help it along.
__________________
-Dave

"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day.Teach a man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life." -Anonymous

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #10

Quote:
Originally Posted by Veevo
Okay awesome! Thanks everyone ill just give it another 20 days and crack. Should I still keep it in my warm room for the 20 days?
You'll be fine. I leave it in the 70ish room until it's carbonated, which is often less than 3 weeks. Give it another week and try a bottle. If it's ready, great, if not, give it another week and try another bottle.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not enough carbonation in my beer volfan16 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-10-2012 03:09 AM
Bottled Beer - Low to no carbonation BugAC Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 12-15-2011 04:53 PM
options for big-beer carbonation johnyvilla Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-06-2009 01:09 PM
My beer has no carbonation, can someone help? mre24j Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 03-24-2009 08:09 PM
Apple Beer Carbonation ? taelmore Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-15-2008 06:10 AM


Forum Jump