is it okay to quickly carbonate beer?

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Hi, obviously the best way to carbonate beer after bottling will be
with the usual priming sugar & then waiting for the yeast to do it's
job. Are there other ways to carbonate that are quicker?

This is probably a stupid idea but you know those carbonation machines
you can buy easily for carbonating soft drinks, like you can get at
KMart for instance, would they be okay to use to carbonate a bottle? I
wouldn't do it for all my beer, but if I had just bottled my beer and
wanted to try one without waiting days for carbonation, would this be a
viable approach?

Regards and thanks,

Richy


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Do you have a kegging system?



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No, I don't :( just a regular 30lt fermenter.

Richy


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If you are in such a hurry to drink your beer, go down the street and buy
some. Good home brew should be given the time it deserves to reach it's full
flavour. I typically wait at least 6 weeks.

John



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A typically helpful (NOT) reply from a newsgroup.

I will wait 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, but I want to try just the one beer
but not have it flat.

Any proper suggestions from anybody?

Richy


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If you cant wait for your home brew, just go down the street and buy some.
There are good and bad points to any activity/hobby. Home brew requires
patience and persistence. If you don't have either, get another hobby. I
have been homebrewing for the better part of 30 years, the best brews are
always the ones that I have had the patience for. I admit that in the early
days I couldnt wait (or wouldnt wait) these were always the disapointment
brews.
Even with kegging, most ppl want to drink within hours of gassing, the
result is usually beer with non head retention, and cloudy and not up to
par. When I want a beer in a hurry, and my brew isnt ready, guess what? I go
down the street.



Re: is it okay to quickly carbonate beer?



A typically helpful (NOT) reply from a newsgroup.

I will wait 6 weeks, even 8 weeks, but I want to try just the one beer
but not have it flat.

Any proper suggestions from anybody?

Richy


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