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petep1980 07-08-2009 12:51 PM

How on earth do some of you go grain to grass in 2 weeks?
 
Anytime I try a beer that early not only is there zero chance it's carbed to where I like, but it ALWAYS still has that grainy flavor to it. I can't break 4 weeks minimum.

Trubadour 07-08-2009 12:52 PM

Try making an IPA - hops cover up a lot of that flavor and they're excellent fresh

Whiskey 07-08-2009 12:59 PM

It depends on the beer. If you have a keg setup a Weizen can probably be done in less then two weeks. I don't see how a Porter or other heavy beer could really be done that fast though.

opengun 07-08-2009 01:00 PM

I did a Summer Wheat, one week in primary and one week in the bottle and it tasted great.

Trubadour 07-08-2009 01:10 PM

Actually, I agree with the wheat beer -- I've had IPA's drinkable quickly, but never 2 weeks.

sully 07-08-2009 01:22 PM

low gravity is key here nothing over like 1.040. a low gravity dry stout works great but you will have to brew another batch soon because they will be gone fast.

Cpt_Kirks 07-08-2009 01:26 PM

For me, even a wheat needs more than two weeks.

I mean, it is drinkable in a couple of weeks, but gets SOOOOO much better after a couple of weeks in the keg.

Trencher 07-08-2009 01:27 PM

I prefer American IPAs and other hoppy styles as young as possible, while the fruity yeast esters will still complement the flavor hops. 2 weeks sounds perfect for a low gravity IPA or highly hopped pale ale.

Bobby_M 07-08-2009 01:29 PM

The simple answer is that I don't. The only way I can imagine drinking anything younger than 3+ weeks is pitch 3x as much yeast as normal and then filter and force carb. No thanks.

GilaMinumBeer 07-08-2009 01:30 PM

I go grain to grass via heating pad germination.


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