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Old 01-10-2013, 04:30 AM   #1
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So my wife and I just found out that we she is pregnant with our first child. I want to brew a beer for it but honestly don't know what I want... Anyone have any good ideas to help me?!



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Old 01-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Do a big'ol RIS and let it age 9mos. Drink it on your child's birthday



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Amen!

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:16 AM   #4
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Do a big'ol RIS and let it age 9mos. Drink it on your child's birthday
Ok I'm new what is the big'ol RIS and where do I get it?
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RIS is an acronym for Russian Imperial Stout, a beer that needs to age to come into its own.

A "big ol' " beer is just one with a high ABV. In my limited experience, generally the bigger the beer, the longer it needs to age out.

Here's 3 extract kits for example, assuming you're an extract brewer. The morebeer kit says in the description, needs to age at least 6 months. And I always primary ferment for about 3 weeks, so there's nearly 7 months of the pregnancy right there.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/18344//Imperial_Stout_-_Extract_Beer_Kit

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=13334

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/imperial-stout-extract-kit.html

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RIS is an acronym for Russian Imperial Stout, a beer that needs to age to come into its own.

A "big ol' " beer is just one with a high ABV. In my limited experience, generally the bigger the beer, the longer it needs to age out.

Here's 3 extract kits for example, assuming you're an extract brewer. The morebeer kit says in the description, needs to age at least 6 months. And I always primary ferment for about 3 weeks, so there's nearly 7 months of the pregnancy right there.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/18344//Imperial_Stout_-_Extract_Beer_Kit

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=13334

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/imperial-stout-extract-kit.html
So if I read this all right i ferment as normal but where everything is different from each website is how long you let it sit in secondary. What's your experience? I'm leaning towards the 4 months at 68_70 degrees before bottling for 4 weeks
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To be quite honest, i've never done a beer that big.

I Just started brewing last Year, and don't have the patience yet. I would think as long as you get it off the yeast cake (And you do, by racking to secondary) it would be OK to age it in the secondary. But then, I would worry about having to add yeast for bottling-- and i have no idea if you'd need to or not.

I wonder if it'd be OK to just age it after bottling?

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So my wife and I just found out that we she is pregnant with our first child. I want to brew a beer for it but honestly don't know what I want... Anyone have any good ideas to help me?!
Don't you think "it" is a bit young to be drinking beer?!
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To be quite honest, i've never done a beer that big.

I Just started brewing last Year, and don't have the patience yet. I would think as long as you get it off the yeast cake (And you do, by racking to secondary) it would be OK to age it in the secondary. But then, I would worry about having to add yeast for bottling-- and i have no idea if you'd need to or not.

I wonder if it'd be OK to just age it after bottling?

someone else chime in
Let it age in bottles is fine. But you need to keep the bottles around 55-65 for them to mature. Throwing them in the fridge will slow their progression down.
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I brewed a Dubbel when my wife and I found out we were having twins. Good fit given she loves the Belgian styles brews! :-)



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