Originally Posted by jmendez29
What would be so bad about bottling it up after, say, two months in secondary? I'm not exactly an expert, but from what I understand, it will still condition nicely in the bottle. And you would have the added benefit of sampling a couple to make sure its what you are hoping for on your birthday. Just don't sample too many.
I'm also certainly no expert, so I'm hoping that one jumps in here somewhere. The instructions with the recipie said it reccomended a 9-12 month secondary because of the high volume of fermentables. Not one to argue with a recipe (the first time, anyway) I went with it.
Plus... It just _sounds_ cool to have a beer sitting in a carboy for a year!