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Offline denny

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Re: First try and building my own recipe
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2022, 09:46:12 am »
Tasting day.  I had two extra bottles that did not fit in the 12 pack containers I used to store the bottles, so after about a week in the closet they went in the fridge to get cold.  Countdown to tasting in 3 mins.  LOL

A little early, no?  I’d be surprised if they were properly carbonated after only a week.
I was always puzzled by this. If primary fermentation is complete within 3-5 days, why does it take 2 weeks to fully carbonate in bottles? The answer, as best I can tell, is that the secondary fermentation in the bottles is done within a few days, just like the primary fermentation, but that the quality of carbonation changes. You can tap a keg after a week and the beer is carbonated but the foam is coarse. After 2 weeks the foam is finer. The same thing happens with bottles. You might be able to chill them down after a week, but is still takes another week for the carbonation to develop.

Yiyre talking about the time it takes for the CO2 to go into solution in the beer.
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Offline redrocker652002

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Re: First try and building my own recipe
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2022, 01:53:31 pm »
Tasting day.  I had two extra bottles that did not fit in the 12 pack containers I used to store the bottles, so after about a week in the closet they went in the fridge to get cold.  Countdown to tasting in 3 mins.  LOL

A little early, no?  I’d be surprised if they were properly carbonated after only a week.
I wasn't sure, and I had two extra bottles sitting so I figured why not.  The carb level was excellent, so whatever happened in the bottle worked out.  The taste was good, but I am going to wait another week or two and see how things go.  I have to work the next 6 or 7 days, so I won't be able to taste it anyway  LOL.