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Old 02-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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with ale / beer etc.. is it better to leave it to age for years or is it better left for a shorter time ?

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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It depend on the style. I've made pale ales that were good after 6 weeks. My barleywine will be sitting for a year.

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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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 ??
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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!

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Old 02-11-2009, 11:37 PM   #5
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wat about if u just want to put in ock or chestnut barrels would that be the same do you think ??

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

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

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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?
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err 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

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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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