Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Tasting Vs. Drinking?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2007, 08:59 PM   #21
debaniel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 142
Default

Last week i checked the gravity of my first batch - a big belgian strong ale... after being surprised by how really good it tasted (still a bit rough, needs to age a while), i thought, "boy, this would taste really darn good if it was carbonated..."

so i mixed my sample with a bottle of La Fin du Monde.

That was one awesome tasting sample!

__________________
debaniel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2007, 12:52 AM   #22
barnes
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Posts: 47
Default

Hilarious thread title.

The only time I taste uncarbonated/conditioned beer any longer is when I'm bottling and have a little bit left in the bucket that won't fill up my last bottle. It's always maltier/sweeter and the hops don't seem as assertive as after bottle-conditioning.

__________________
barnes is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2007, 01:54 AM   #23
Martin F
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 8
Default

I not only enjoy the sample when I rack to the keg, I enjoy the sample pre-fermentation. When I put it in the keg, it is usually a decent temp for drinking (65) and is lightly carbonated. If it has been in the secondary for 3 weeks, it is quite good already.

BTW - I don't prime but I noticed that some said they were drinking the bottom of the bottling bucket. My guess is this would be a sweeter sample because of the dextrose that was added for priming.

__________________
Martin F is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2007, 02:46 AM   #24
Joker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Joker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orygun
Posts: 1,954
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I taste my brews at nearly every stage, I even taste it as I transfer to the primary. Never know what you might learn about your brew at each tasting.

__________________
Joker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to do a tasting? Homercidal General Beer Discussion 9 12-16-2008 03:26 PM
What am I tasting? McCall St. Brewer General Beer Discussion 4 01-09-2008 12:22 PM
A tasting of Rye... PseudoChef Commercial Brew Discussion 2 11-13-2007 02:22 AM
Now that my first tasting when ok... ChrisS Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-31-2007 02:45 AM
Hot tasting Reverend JC General Beer Discussion 7 11-07-2006 11:11 PM