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Old 08-10-2008, 02:57 AM   #1
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Hey Guys-

I just brewed a russian imperial stout and am going to age it.

Whats the best way to age it? In a secondary fermenter? In bottles? If I were to age them in bottles, would I want to keep them refrigerated after the 3 week point, or could I put them in the fridge for awhile, then take them out and age them in the dark till I cant stand it anymore?

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 08-10-2008, 03:04 AM   #2
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People say that bulk aging does benefit the beer more. The beer will age faster and take a more mature taste if you leave it for longer the 3 weeks, and a RIS will need more time then that, think months and months. Once you make it cold it will slow the aging process ALOT.

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Aging in the secondary would be optimum. This allows you to bulk age it, while still giving it the ability to clear up before bottling. When I age my bottles, I just leave them all in a closet until I have some room for them in the fridge and I'm ready to drink them. They will age better in warmer conditions where the cold will slow down the aging process.

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I was a little too slow typing

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Sweet! time to hide the carboy until 3 weeks before Christmas

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