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Old 11-29-2011, 04:26 AM   #1
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So, for lack of a better term I am impatient. When it comes to tasting and brewing etc. I already started my 2 beers an IPA and a Belgian style triple. But lately to fill the gap I have been fermenting apple cider on a 9 day cycle, because I get it to the way I want it in 9 days.

Does anyone have any other things that brew relatively quickly because cider season is almost over.

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Old 11-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #2
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I would just buy some beers from the store. One of the reasons I started brewing was to have more choice, but at the same time there are tons of great beers to enjoy. I have no intention to drink my own products exclusively. I wouldn't overlook brews you can buy in a store to tide you over.

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Old 11-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:12 AM   #4
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I don't brew anything quickly because I know that quick beer usually equal poor beer. Of course there are some beers that you can turn around in a few weeks that are still good, I don't go out of my way to find quick brews.

Stick to planning brews accordingly, or fill the gaps with commercial beer. But don't brew something extremely fast just for the hell of it.

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If you bottle, the beer will take a while.. Although I have done wheat beers that were very drinkable in 3-4 weeks (2 weeks primary, 2 weeks in bottle). If you can get a keg setup, you can cut that in half by eliminating the bottling stage and force carbing. Aim for lighter/simple beers - lower OG in the 0.04's, no hop bombs, low specialty malt bill

The best advice is to get more fermentation vessels and build up a pipeline so you always have fresh stuff coming ready as you brew new batches for 4-6 weeks down the road.

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So, for lack of a better term I am impatient. When it comes to tasting and brewing etc. I already started my 2 beers an IPA and a Belgian style triple. But lately to fill the gap I have been fermenting apple cider on a 9 day cycle, because I get it to the way I want it in 9 days.

Does anyone have any other things that brew relatively quickly because cider season is almost over.
These folks are a bunch of cork sniffers. Power to you for making some drink in a hurry.
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These folks are a bunch of cork sniffers. Power to you for making some drink in a hurry.
Yeah! Pour it in a trough! Slop it up though a beer bong!
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THe problem arose because I did just start, and I did buy a few extra fermenters, however, everything seems to disappear within 5 days of kegging/bottling.

I should probably stop letting SWMBO dishing it out to everyone.

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Old 11-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #9
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THe problem arose because I did just start, and I did buy a few extra fermenters, however, everything seems to disappear within 5 days of kegging/bottling.

I should probably stop letting SWMBO dishing it out to everyone.
Yeah, that'll make it go pretty fast! And even if it's great, chances are not everyone will like it. If they do, they'll keep coming back for more! Sort of lose/lose unless you have plenty of disposable income and are a very giving person.

Low gravity simple styles can turn around pretty quickly, as others have said. I just brewed an English mild from the recipes section that's popular around here. Just bottled so I'm not sure how it turned out yet, but everything has smelled/tasted great thus far, and was ready to bottle at 10 days. Bitters, brown ales, low gravity American pale ales...there are plenty of options.

Happy brewing!
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Build a pipeline and learn patience.

The patience part is kinda tricky - I still sample beers after two or three weeks in the bottle even though I know better. Every single time, I'll taste that same beer after five or six weeks in the bottle and it's liquid gold every time I think " I wasted six of these beers by drinking them when they were undeveloped and crappy!" Someday I'll learn.

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