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Old 09-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
Jul 2007
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i just bottle and carbonate like a newb.

corn sugar or whatever to prime it and i just shove it in some bottles.

i've been waiting 3 weeks for it to carbonate...

is that too long? or too short.

they're definitely carbonated after 3 weeks but could i open them sooner?

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Old 09-03-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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It takes about 42 months. Better just put em in a closet and forget about 'em.

Actually, it just takes a couple weeks, and they're drinkable.

But put a couple sixers away for a few months to let the beer condition a little.

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Old 09-03-2007, 09:56 PM   #3
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3 Weeks is the minimum to get the beer to an acceptable level in my experience, so you can have a couple but as above, put some aside for longer, I'd let those ones age at least another 4 weeks

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Old 09-03-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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You should test one for carbonation and taste at least once aweek.
Consider it educational.
Have a beer on me.

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