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Old 04-03-2010, 02:49 AM   #1
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I've been reading about US 05 getting some peachy esters with fermentation. I am ready to rack a batch of IPA tomorrow that I just tasted tonight after checking gravity and it is chock full of peaches. OG was 1.066 and FG is 1.007 (tad bit dry!). It has been warm lately (~70F ambient air). Fermented at this temp for 14 days.

I'm hosting a party near memorial day. Will the fruity esters dissipate over time? I plan on racking to secondary to clear in cellar temps for 14 days, then transferring to keg in serving temp for the rest of the time until 5/22.

Thanks for the insight in advance.

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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your beer is green. never judge a beer till it has aged a month or two. the flavor profile will change. you might think about just leaving the beer on the yeast for the next two weeks instead of racking to a secondary. this will give the yeast time to clean up after themselves and possibly fix your peachy problem.

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Wish I would have gotten this thread a little sooner. I just about 1 hr ago. I dry hopped a lot so hopefully with conditioning and dry hopping it won't be noticable. Thanks....gotta run and catch my 1st runnings....perfect brew day!!!

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Two months is the spot where my beers are clean, clear and peaking. Agree with the Tipsy one. Sometimes the stars align and I can get a great beer in 4 weeks but that is not often.

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Old 04-04-2010, 02:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reasurance....As long as it clears by may 22nd I'll be happy!!!

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