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Speeding up bottle priming?

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lupy:
Could I condition my bottles at a higher temperature to achieve faster carbonation?
Is there any advantage/disadvantage to conditioning cooler and slower versus warmer and faster?
Are there temp. limits?

juddz:
I'm still learning, but my understanding is that warmer temperatures can create things like fusel alcohols which give the beer an unpleasant taste (which will not disappear over time due to conditioning). The best thing is probably to wait until a week or more passes, though I will admit that one of my beers did carbonate after four days of sitting in the bottle at 70 degrees F. (Patience is easier to preach than practice, I guess...)

If your beer is not ready yet, what a great excuse to pick up a six pack of something new and different to sample in the meantime! I've got a six pack of IPA from Dark Horse Brewing in the fridge for just that reason... although now it is a three pack.

a10t2:
You'll get so little flavor from the amount of fermentation that happens in the bottles that I wouldn't worry about it. Warmer is better, up to the point that it becomes harmful to the yeast (which is at least 90°F).

ndcube:

--- Quote from: juddz on January 17, 2010, 06:30:19 PM ---If your beer is not ready yet, what a great excuse to pick up a six pack of something new and different to sample in the meantime!
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The real trick is to brew more than your drink.  ;)

hokerer:

--- Quote from: juddz on January 17, 2010, 06:30:19 PM ---things like fusel alcohols which give the beer an unpleasant taste

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The fusel alcohols and other unwanted byproducts primarily occur during the vigorous part of fermentation.  The tiny amount of "fermentation" that's going on during bottle conditioning shouldn't generate those things.  I'd go ahead and warm 'em up but, like someone else mentioned, keep it below temps that might actually kill the yeast.  When I did it recently, the max they were warmed up to was 80-85 F.  Carbed 'em up nicely, enough so that I went ahead and added them to my entries in the upcoming UMMO.

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