I bottled my first ever homebrew last Sunday (6/2/13) and checked carbonation levels today. After ~6 days at temperatures remaining around 72F there is only the smallest hiss when a bottle is opened, and no discernible carbonation in the mouth.
In the interest of full disclosure- I made the dummy mistake of getting too much trub in suspension when I added my priming sugar and I had to let it settle out for almost a full day- I think the yeast might have jumped the gun on me and used too much of the available sugar to get a good carb in the bottle.
How long should I wait before I check the carbonation again? If it is still pretty severely lacking, what would be the best way to get carbonation?