Originally Posted by shertz
Like the others have said, your beer is going to be quite sweet, although that may not be a bad thing with a Holiday Ale. I also have never bottled/kegged a beer that wasn't in the carboy for at least 2 weeks. I would think that you may have some gushers when you do open them so be careful. The most important thing here.....lesson learned so next time you don't make these mistakes. Cheers!
Well my patience is obviously very thin so I popped one today. I was expecting a very sweet, big bodied brew..To my suprise it was not too bad if anything it was a little dry..poured great, nice head retention and was pretty drinkable. If its only going to improve with time.. ill call it a success. Ive learned from my mistakes and im moving on to an Octoberfest...This one, I will allow to ferment to the right FG and I think a secondary fermentation will be in line as I want this beer to be very clear and clean....Thanks again!