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Old 02-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default The wait is killing me!

I only officially started in this hobby only 2 weeks ago.

I've got two beers going, and will be starting two more this weekend.

That'll be 4 beers going in only 3 weeks time.

I'm still drinking my store bought, and while I'm buying good beer I love, I'm getting really antsy to try my own.
I fully intend to wait 3 weeks after bottling like a good little boy, but the wait is brutal.
The wait isn't so bad once you've got some of your own to drink is it?

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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Ha! I completely understand how you feel. I got started the first week of February, brewed 4 batches my first week and just bottled the first 2 a couple days ago. The wait is sheer torture!

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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Suck it you guys! Ha Ha!! I haven't brewed in two months and my next session is 2 weekends from now. That's torturous enough!

Got to get that crusher finished and the MLT needs fittings. Then I'm doing AG!!

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I haven't even started brewing and can't stand the wait. All I do is read about brewing to hold me over until I start, thank and drink some good store bought beers. At least you have some brews you will be able to drink soon. I am still a month away until I can even think about that.

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:38 PM   #5
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Ha! I completely understand how you feel. I got started the first week of February, brewed 4 batches my first week and just bottled the first 2 a couple days ago. The wait is sheer torture!
Haha good to see I'm not alone.
The wait is why I've yet to start an imperial stout or barelywine, I love both those beers, but I just can't wait that long!
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:42 PM   #6
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I must be honest though, the beers I was drinking last night were GREAT.

Two brother - can & eble
3 floyds - alpha king and pride & joy
Founders - ipa & red rye
Victory - hop wallop

All awesome beers

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I haven't even started brewing and can't stand the wait. All I do is read about brewing to hold me over until I start, thank and drink some good store bought beers. At least you have some brews you will be able to drink soon. I am still a month away until I can even think about that.
You've been a member here since july 08 and still haven't started?
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I thought I had brewed a lot... 15 gallons in three weeks... will be 20 in one more week. You guys/gals win.

The wait is starting to get to me though.... I just want to drink it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You've been a member here since july 08 and still haven't started?

I joined back then in hopes I would start brewing but things came up and I didn't start. I was to busy with some other things. I also do woodworking as a hobby and I had a few orders to fill.

I am back now and ready to brew!
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Suck it up, IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT!!! ....you will get to a point where it won't bother you and you will be brewing beers THAT NEED time to reach their peak.

I leave 99% of my beers in primary for a month...then I bottle...and right now I can't get 70 degrees in my loft to save my life...so I don't expect ANY of my beers to be carbed on time....so in the interim, I buy mix sixers of various beers to try as research for the next beers I plan on brewing and to build up my bottle stock.


For Example, I brewed my Pumpkin Ale for Thanksgiving on Labor Day...figuring at 8 weeks, I MIGHT have some ready for Holloween...But they were still green, so I only brought a couple to my annuual Halloween thingy, along with a sampler of commercial pumpkins...BUT come Turkey Day the beer was fantastic, and was a hit at the holiday.

Right now this is my current inventory...

Drinking....IPA, various bottles of Oaked Smoked Brown Ale, Smoked brown ale, Poor Richard's Ale, Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde (but as a Lager,)
Avoiding....Marris Otter/Argentinian Cascade SMaSH (It sucks)
Bottle Conditioning..... Chocolate Mole Porter, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Peach Mead
In Primary.....Schwartzbier, Vienna Lager
Bulk Aging....Mead
Lagering....Dead Guy Clone Lager

Pretty much anything still in Primary or Lagering I will not be drinking til the end of March, but more than likely April....The Mole Porter needs a minimum several more weeks as well....but the Belgian Strong is prolly going to need 3-6 months to be ready...

The Swartzbier has 3 weeks more in primary, then another month lagering, THEN 3 weeks at least in the bottles...

Some weeks I take a break from my own beers to drink a couple sixers of samplers, so I don't drink ALL my current and other ready beers before the others comes online....Plus I'm craving a couple of styles that I don't have ready (like Vienna Lager) so I will make a bottle run....I also get to try new styles to come up with new ones to brew down the line.

And I'm also probably going to brew something this weekend...don't know what yet...maybe a low abv mild that I would only leave in primary till fermentation is stopped then bottled..so hopefully in a month they will drinkable.....

But do you see...you too one day will have a pipleine....and the wait will be nothing...you will have things at various stages...

This quote from one of my friends sums it up....

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The nice thing is to get to a point in your pipeline where you are glancing through your BeerSmith brew log and realize that you have a beer that you have not even tried yet and it has been in bottle over 6 weeks. This happened to me this weekend. The beer was farging delicious.
Patience is a virtue, Padwan.



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