Finished my first brew, the second one is dry hopping in the secondary. I opened a first bottle after 4 days, it tasted flat and a little sweet.
So I waited 2 weeks, put a beer in the fridge for 6 hours and opened a bottle, it had a good head that dissipated quickly, and tasted great, I just wanted to wait another week for a little more carbonation.
So after 3 weeks, I threw some beers in the fridge for 24hrs and opened one up. It had a great pop when I opened it, but no head on it, and it tasted a little flatter than I would have liked, even a little flatter than the one at two weeks. Is this just bottle to bottle variation? Does it have to sit in the fridge a little longer? Any thoughts?