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sok454 11-14-2012 12:34 AM

Broke down and popped a bottle...
Well its been 3 weeks since I brewed and 1 week since I bottled... I broke down and opened a bottle... carbonation wasn't bad actually... very little head... still young tasting and a bit yeasty smelling. But all in all not bad for my first try.

I did the Irish Car Bomb so there is definintely a taste of whisky and vanilla there.

gcdowd 11-14-2012 02:36 AM

I know the feeling. With my first beer, it was so hard to not pop a bottle open before at least three weeks. I got to two weeks and then tried one. It was awesome. And it only gets better!

inhousebrew 11-14-2012 02:41 AM

Oh man, I was notorious for doing this when I bottled. Sometimes I'd pop it two or three days in. Always a bad idea. A week though, that's acceptable.

Waynep005 11-14-2012 02:47 AM

I almost always try 1 at a week. I tell myself it is a carbonation test but that is just a justification.

Ogri 11-14-2012 06:46 AM

LOL, the gravity samples of my last couple of batches, two different ESBs, have tasted so good that I had to pull another "sample" or two from both before even bottling!!!!!!!!!!! The one that I bottled last Sunday will probably have a bottle or two in the fridge tomorrow night so that they can be opened at a party on Saturday night. :ban:

Odin_Brews 11-14-2012 07:56 AM

I always kick myself for it later when I run out of the beer, but I like to think it's a test to confirm Revvy's 'On the patience of bottle conditioning' thread, confirmed! but I still pop one here and there

RagingBull 11-14-2012 08:54 AM

Although if was hard to do I made it two weeks before I opened my first, this Saturday I will bottle batch number 2 after three weeks fermenting. This makes three weeks In the bottle for number one so. I'll probably out one or two in the fridge for comparison purposes of course!

Nagorg 11-14-2012 10:45 AM

I usually sample a bottle at 3 weeks. But there is usually a big difference for the better when week 4 hits and even a few more weeks is good with bigger beers. But I wouldnt have known this for myself unless I tried the stuff earlier! :)

JonM 11-14-2012 11:20 AM

Early tastes/samples are the brewer's privilege. :mug:

sok454 11-14-2012 07:00 PM

Yeah it was much better than I thought it would be... although just didn't feel as "full" as I wanted it to. Should have added the malto like I was planning on.

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