tasting less like beer after 2 weeks

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bchild31

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after 3 days in bottle lager tasted like larger and good carbonation. now at almost 2 weeks it tastes watery, less head and not as strong beer tasting as in the beginning
 

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how did you prime the bottles? Is it possible that the yeastfood wasn't mixed well, and therefore not distributed in the bottles evenly? I worry about this one me self.
 

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Most likely, the conditioning sugar wasn't mixed evenly into the beer. That or the beers were too cold. I once bottled beer and left them in a closet that was around 50 F. They did not carbonate until I moved them to a room temperature area for a couple of weeks. If the beer is not extremely high in alcohol content, not much can go wrong with conditioning besides mixing sugar and ambient temperature.
 

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Most likely, the conditioning sugar wasn't mixed evenly into the beer. That or the beers were too cold. I once bottled beer and left them in a closet that was around 50 F. They did not carbonate until I moved them to a room temperature area for a couple of weeks. If the beer is not extremely high in alcohol content, not much can go wrong with conditioning besides mixing sugar and ambient temperature.
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You're still sampling green beer at two weeks, even if you are at ideal (70-72*F) bottle conditioning temps. Give it another couple of weeks, 3+ days in the fridge, and then see what you think.
 

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I prefer at least one week fridge time for beers that cleared well to get co2 well into solution for good head & carbonation. 2 weeks for thicker head & longer lasting,fine bubbled carbonation. one week will also give any protein haze a chance to settle out too.
 
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