Originally Posted by RobertRGeorge
I have a San Diego style double IPA that I brewed last April, put in the secondary in early May, l and I plan to bottle it on the coming weekend. I figure that it will benefit from 2 or 3 months in the bottle for it to really shine. That's my benchmark for a beer with an OG around what you say. Dry hopping guidelines usually suggest 2 to 4 weeks, and mine has been on dry hops for about that (two additions)
So if you plan on kegging it after 10 days or after 14 days in the secondary, in my opinion isn't going to make any difference.
In the early 1800s beers of that OG were aged 6 months or more.
Damn. You have a lot of patience. I don't know if I have the will power to wait that long, but more power to you.
I've done some research and may just keg it tomorrow...but charge/carb it and let it sit for 1 month. Many porters and stouts seems to peak 2-6 months, however I don't want to lose the fresh hop flavor and aroma. Therefore 1 month after carbonation seems legitimate.
What do you think?