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Old 09-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Today, it's driving me crazy.

This hobby, that is. Today I want instant feedback on how my raspberry-IPA will taste in six months' time.

I know I should and have a pipeline.

I have some great brews and some not-so-great.

I love the excitement of AG/BIAB/extract/fruit/various hops (the engineer in me).

But today I have no patience.

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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As one vulture said to the other. "Patience my A$$, I'm gonna go kill something..." Go buy a nice sixer & kill it.. Cheers!!!

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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another homebrewing engineer... lol.

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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Why six months? That seems like a long time to wait for a fruit beer or an IPA. Generally, IPA's are better as fresh as possible.

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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instant feedback on how my raspberry-IPA will taste in six months' time.

Not like an IPA.

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Old 09-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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When i feel like that I brew another batch - I obsess over the new one an forget all about the one that's aging. Then repeat!

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:20 PM   #7
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When i feel like that I brew another batch - I obsess over the new one an forget all about the one that's aging. Then repeat!
I'm convinced... I'll brew something else tomorrow!

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:57 PM   #8
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I'm still pretty new to brewing, still on extract and only 7 batches deep. But I feel you...I get so excited and make recipes but it takes so long to get to the final product!

I'd say that I should get a kegging system which would help my impatience, but I don't drink all that much of my homebrew so I end up giving most of it away in bottles...

Anyway, my suggestion is to make your beer you need to age, then right after make a really fast beer. That way you can get excited for your new one and just forget about the other one

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:24 AM   #9
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Once you get a really good pipeline going, you'll have the moments of "oh yeah - I forgot about that X I bottled four weeks ago and now it's perfect!"

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:30 AM   #10
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That or the day you grab a keg that's "empty" to rack a beer into it and you pick it up and, WTF? hmmm what beer is this?

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