So it’s been two weeks since I bottled my first batch of beer, a Hefeweizen extract kit from NB. Should it be fully carbonated by this point? I followed the directions for priming exactly as the recipe states (2/3 cup priming sugar, 16 oz boiled water). Will it become more carbonated or is this it?
Also, pretty disappointed by the overall taste so far. I guess I’m pretty picky about my hefeweizen’s, I really wanted something that tasted like Paulaner or Franziskaner, which are 2 of my favorites. There aren’t any “off-flavors” to the beer I brewed, it’s just not as full bodied and full flavored as I was hoping (plus the lack of carbonation).
Can I expect any of this to improve by letting it sit in bottles longer? Like I said this is my first brew so I really don’t know what to expect, but I have heard from brewer friends and people on forums that this might just be “green beer” and things will improve with time.