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Old 03-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 03-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Well OG was 1.05 and FG was 1.01 batch size 23 liters. And cup and quarter pf priming sugar. Bulk primed
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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What Revvy would say is "Three weeks is the absolute minimum amount of time you would need for proper beer carbonation"
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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I keep my beers at room temp (70-74F). A warmer room should help it along.
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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.


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