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Old 02-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Porter (first brew) was in bottles for 12 days when I threw 2 in the fridge to have a taste. After only 24 hours, I did it, I cracked the first one after dinner.

It was perfectly carbonated and sounded like a "real beer" when I popped the cap. It looked good, it smelled good, I was stoked. The taste: it had a hint off something off (as I expected after reading all the "3 weeks in bottles" on here). I would describe it as what others have called green apple taste.

Was it horrible? I'll let you know when done with the second. I've already put another in the fridge to see what 4 days or so in the fridge will do to it. I'll stick a slew of them in the fridge next week at this time.

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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Looks good it will get better with time

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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Looks good it will get better with time
Thanks. I know it needs a little more time. I'm certainly not doing the "what did I do wrong" thing. I know what I did wrong...I didn't wait long enough. Still not bad. Can't wait until next week.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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Nice ! Send one here to Dayton.
I'm sure that they'll age just fine at room temperature after a few weeks. How long since you pitched?

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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I'm sure that they'll age just fine at room temperature after a few weeks. How long since you pitched?
Pitched Jan 12, so 4 weeks in ferm and two in bottles, if my math is correct.
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Looks great, I have always wanted to make a porter but I can't seem to get away from my flavored Pales and IPAs.

I've been doing the same here in the past few weeks with my Pineapple Ale. It has finally aged and is not the best beer I've ever made but SWMBO and my friends have all said its phenomenal.

Took a gravity of my Citra IPA yesterday, OG of 1.070 and has dropped to 1.008, and it tasted great. On the borderline of being a IIPA according to Beersmith.

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My stout was the same situation the very first one had a off taste. But I am now going about 3.5 weeks in the bottles and they are tasting better and better!!! IPA is up next!

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Looks great, I have always wanted to make a porter but I can't seem to get away from my flavored Pales and IPAs.

I've been doing the same here in the past few weeks with my Pineapple Ale. It has finally aged and is not the best beer I've ever made but SWMBO and my friends have all said its phenomenal.

Took a gravity of my Citra IPA yesterday, OG of 1.070 and has dropped to 1.008, and it tasted great. On the borderline of being a IIPA according to Beersmith.
I've got the IPA sitting in a carboy. I need to do some drinking to free up some bottles. Mine is only a 1.058 OG. My first IPA.
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