Originally Posted by kyled
First bottling is tomorrow. How can I tell if its carbonated and ready to drink?
You could do what us old timers do and wait 3 weeks and try it. Chances are it will be ready by then.
Or you wait 1 week and try it, and try a bottle a week until you feel it's ready.
Or you could sanitize a 20oz soda bottle and bottle some in there and check the firmness. Once it's nice and hard you just chill it in the fridge and crack it open and try it. It's a nice gauge for carbonation.