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Old 09-07-2006, 04:31 PM   #11
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Drinking unfermented wort, or uncarbed beer is wasting beer. Maybe not waste in the strictest use of the word, but a waste none-the-less. :')

boy a lot of people are gonna disagree with you on that...
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:11 PM   #12
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My belief is that an effective homebrewer has a good sense of how his beer tastes throughout each stage. And is better able to determine where a problem started in his current brew, future brew and even past brews. Drink up!

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Well Hell....lets just boil the barley and eat Barley Stew instead of making beer. If you are going to drink it all before it becomes BEER....you might as well.


I am just giving you a hard time. But....all this opening and closing and dipping and testing is probably where most Homebrewers contaminate their beer. If they left the stuff alone while it was fermenting then they would not have problems.

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Well Hell....lets just boil the barley and eat Barley Stew instead of making beer. If you are going to drink it all before it becomes BEER....you might as well.
it's beer after several days in the primary...

* so the taste i try after taking a OG reading is the only portion that is not really beer yet. maybe 8 ozs worth...

* another 8 ozs when racking, in which it is beer, albeit flat, still beer.

* then another 8 ozs when bottling, possibly more depending on the fullness of the last bottle...

all of those 8 oz samples are either going down my throat or down the sink, cuz after taking my gravity reading that beer is not going back into the fermenters...

so these two next taste tests are the only ones that you could even debate;

* 1 bottle after a week in the bottles (16 oz in my case, 12 is most others)

* 1 bottle after two weeks in the bottles...

i like to taste the progress of the beer and not counting the taste test with gravity readings, i am only testing 24-36 ozs, out of 640... not really drinking it all before it becomes beer as you say
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Just wanted to say that some people enjoy the process as much as the result.
If you really want to pique someone's interest about home brewing, invite them over to taste the wort at various stages when you take readings.

You'll find that they appreciate and remember that experience more than the resultant beer.

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