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Old 04-27-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am on my first batch ever. It had been one week into botteling last Friday and I just couldn't wait and I wanted to see what it was like , I opened a bottle.

I made beer! However, it was a bit watery. Do you think it will get stronger with more botteling time?

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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It won't get stronger(alcohol content), but the flavor will improve

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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patience is a virtue! wait until that stuff is correctly carbed, then stick it in the fridge for 3-4 weeks and you won't believe how good it is!

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Flavor develops during conditioning. It will be an entirely different beer within a few weeks.

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #5
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No it won't get stronger. It'll probably will taste a great deal better after a few more weeks.

Distract yourself by concentrating on brewing a new batch that will be ready by the time you finish drinking this one up.

Good luck have patience grasshopper...

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Yes, probably the hardest part of being a home brewer is waiting for the beer to condition. I have been known to be very impatient as well! But it is best to let those buggers sit for a few weeks to best taste.

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:09 PM   #7
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Yes, probably the hardest part of being a home brewer is waiting for the beer to condition.
The solution to that is to brew more so you always have something that is ready to drink
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Most lighter beer will taste watery when it's not carbonated. The carbonation will increase flavor (or at least it will taste fuller). I did the exact same thing as you with brew #1 and was shocked how much carbonation helps.

Now on batch #30 I can wait another week before I taste. LOL MAYBE by batch 100 I can wait the full 3 weeks.

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No - that won't help! Well, maybe getting past that 1st week. Week two things are taking shape and I believe you can get a pretty good idea on what the finished product (still 4 months away) will be.
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The solution to that is to brew more so you always have something that is ready to drink
No doubt! But I need more carboys / buckets! They are all being used
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:20 AM   #10
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Thanks everybody! This board is awesome.

Hopefully soon I'll actually be able to help answer questions here and not just ask them.

How does one give rep on this board?

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