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skunkyboy 02-11-2009 10:08 PM

aging ale ??
 
with ale / beer etc.. is it better to leave it to age for years or is it better left for a shorter time ?

wildwest450 02-11-2009 10:11 PM

It depend on the style. I've made pale ales that were good after 6 weeks. My barleywine will be sitting for a year.

skunkyboy 02-11-2009 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildwest450 (Post 1127843)
It depend on the style. I've made pale ales that were good after 6 weeks.

cool but if i disided to leave it longer would that make it tast better like aging a fine wine etc ??

wildwest450 02-11-2009 10:30 PM

Again it depends on the style. If you make a dry hopped pale ale and aged it for 6months your going to lose your hop aroma. Generally the higher the alcohol content the longer the aging. Some folks around here just made a mild and I believe it was kegged or bottled after 10 days, ready to drink!

skunkyboy 02-11-2009 10:37 PM

wat about if u just want to put in ock or chestnut barrels would that be the same do you think ??

wildwest450 02-11-2009 10:39 PM

You certainly can barrel age beer. Is there a particular type of beer you are talking about, or just any ale?

skunkyboy 02-11-2009 10:45 PM

just an ale
its the first one and its all this things that come to mind about it lol

wildwest450 02-11-2009 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by skunkyboy (Post 1127921)
just an ale
its the first one and its all this things that come to mind about it lol

Can you give me your recipe?

skunkyboy 02-11-2009 11:00 PM

err :D it was an ale kit i bourght and i Tom Caxton and i only have me instruction leaflet and it says on there to leave for 14 days my question was just realy to see if it makes it tast better if you get me lol :)

brewmonger 02-11-2009 11:03 PM

If it has stopped fermenting, then you are going to want to re-rack it and bottle it like the directions say. This is probably not a beer that is going to age very well, it will only oxidize and spoil if you try to age it for more than a month.


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