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Creepersale

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Kinda of wondering about my bottle conditioning ? Brew stayed in primary fermenter for days , secondary another 20 . Been in-bottle for 5 days and still clear and no-carb. Did I leave in 2ndary to long ? Not enough yeast to carbonate or.......
 

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You didn't mention priming sugar.

Was there a reason you didn't mention it? Because after 20 days in the secondary you would need to prime it for bottle conditioning.
 

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How many days in primary? You might've racked it too soon. But you won't get proper carbonation & conditioning in only 5 days. It takes at least 3 weeks for the average ale to carb & condition. Some longer,wheat ales maybe only 2 weeks. Patience is the brewer's most vital tool.
 

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If you used priming sugar, then give it a couple of weeks to carb up. If not, well....
If not, sanitize the bottles and your bottle opener.

Crack open the bottles, drop a sugar cube into each 12oz (or 2 sugar cubes in a 16 or 22oz), and re-cap.

And then wait 3 weeks.
 
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Added priming sugar to bottling bucket then racked to it. It was alot clearer then I thought it would be although clear is a good thing. I was just worried about if I could of had it in 2ndary to long. And it didn't have enough yeast to prime. My first batch partially carb in 5-7 day I couldn't wait to try my first brew. !! Haha but this is my 1st IPA. ! But glad to to hear it could take up to 2-3 weeks thanks for the good news !!!

Cheers!!!
 

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As I recently learned with a brown ale, carbing can be finicky. Give it time. Beer *can* carb in 5 days but most people recommend waiting 3-4 weeks.
 

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Patience Beerhopper, we noob's must all learn it. Keep the beer at room temperature ~75 deg. you'll be rewarded with carbonated goodness in 2-3 weeks.
 

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Yep. Definitely will need about 10 more days before you see quality results.
 

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I've made beers that were carbed in 5 days but most of mine need 2-3 weeks to reach carbonation and even then they usually taste better after 4-8 weeks in bottles at room temp and another week or 2 in the fridge.
 

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If especially clear then it will take longer to carb. But there are likely millions and millions of active cells floating around in there. They will get the job done.
 

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Also make sure you're keeping those bottles in a place where it's warm enough for the yeasties to do their magic. My first batch I bottled down in the cellar and left them there, in like 60-64 degree temps. After 10 days, nada -- totally flat beer. Visited LHBS; Nina advised me to bring 'em up into the heated part of the house. Badda-bing; 10 days later, yummy Red Ale.

(I'm NO expert here -- only on batch #5 at the moment. But since I hit this problem early, thought I'd mention it...and huge thanks to everyone for all the great info here on this site....)
 
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