Originally Posted by HItransplant
The only reason Im doing this is because my parents are meeting us up in WA for the weekend and my brew isnt ready. I just thought it would be fun to share a little, since its my first batch. It is green.. but it was still tasty when I drank the hydrometer sample I took before racking. I realize it wont be carbed... I didnt prime it... Im really just doing this for the novelty.
I get it.. its weird.. I just want to know if I have to worry about this thing going BOOM since I am putting it in a airtight situation a little early.
hope that makes sense
Bottle conditioning is a natural process that has it's own timeframe. The 3 weeks at 70 is the minimum it takes for an average beer to be carbed, not necessarily conditioned.
Your 1 day in the bottled beer is going to be nothing short of disgusting...not something I would drink, let alone share with people I love.
Go buy some nice micros, and tell your folks that you respect them too much to serve them beer that is not 100% at it's best yet.
We get variations of this all the time, someone wanting to rush the process so people at a party or gathering can taste the beer....And we usually tell them the same thing...BUY BEER, or bing something else...they will survive, but your cred as a brewer may NOT if you serve them green beer.
But one day is just ridiculous.
It does noone any good, whether they are knowlegable about homebrew or just like BMC's to serve them green, or sub par beers.If you are serving green, yeasty, and nasty tasting beer to people who have never tasted homebrew then they won't understand what it's supposed to taste like....
They will think that EITHER you suck as a brewer, ALL HOMEBREW SUCKS (and you'll prolly go blind anyway) or those BMC commercials were right, anything other than fizzy yellow beer, especially homebrew taste like a$$, and we should stick to bud light..."THat's what TV says, so it must be true, right?"
You won't be a great ambassador to the world of homebrewing beer you tried to rush through....and saying "Heh, it's just green, and not fully carbed yet, it will get better with time, really won't fly to someone who drinks bud with their born on dates."
Get some good micros in the same style to share THIS time, tell them you love and repect them waay too much to serve them sub-standard green beer. Tell them it will be PERFECT next time you see them.
You'll come off looking much better and more knowlegable as a brewer and beer amabassador by doing that, rather than making excuses for beer that's not ready.