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Old 06-27-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Does it make me a bad person if I start drinking my brew only three days after bottling? It sits in the primary for seven days, the secondary for fourteen days and after three days in the bottle, I just can't help myself. Personally, I really do like the taste while it's still a little 'green'. After that, it just gets better.


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Old 06-27-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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Man, if your stomach can handle beer thats actively fermenting, then nothin wrong with it at all! Personally I've gotten to the point where I don't taste my beers until 3 weeks in, and usually don't drink em until 4 in.

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Old 06-27-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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Not really a bad person per se, an alcoholic, probably...

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Old 06-27-2007, 05:39 PM   #4
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i used to pull one every few days to see how they are coming. now i MAKE myself pull only 1 a week, if that. and yeah *ahem* sometimes i just NEED one

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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I don't see anything wrong with drinking it so early, but you are kind of doing it an injustice because the more time it has to mature, the MUCH better it will be.

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You will learn patience over the years of brewing but we are all guilty of what you are talking about.

It is something everyone should do just to see how beer progresses. It gives you appreciation for properly aged beer after you see how the beer changes over time. Even after 14 years of brewing I still take about 8oz out of the fermenter while kegging to see how it tastes but then I don't touch it again for 2 - 8 weeks depending on the style.

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:12 PM   #7
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hey i resemble that remark
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:27 PM   #8
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I was actually planning ahead in this regard when it comes to the next two beers that I need to bottle, a belgian tripel and a stout. Normally I use 22oz. bottles or 32oz. flip-tops but with these two, and probably every batch from here on out, I'm going to bottle 3 12oz. bottles and then my 22's and 32's so that I don't waste as much beer when I'm checking to see if they're ready.

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I stopped pulling bottles before they are ready. The times when I've pulled too early, I get disappointed because it doesn't taste that great. Even though I know it will end up tasting better, it still gets me down a bit. I'll always pull some at bottling time just to see how things are going.

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hey i resemble that remark
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