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Old 07-08-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a high gravity beer that won't take long to be ready

Title says it all. I'm looking for a 10+% ale that won't take more than 4-6 months from brew to first sip. I really don't need it to be anything exceptional. Just a brew that's pretty drinkable in the shortest amount of time possible. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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Id shoot for an IIPA, last one I made only clocked in at 9.2% but after 6 weeks (1 month primary, 2 in keg w/ dry hops) it was fantastic. You could easily push an IIPA over 10% and have it ready in 1.5-2 months.

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Define pretty drinkable?

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Define pretty drinkable?
You can sit down and drink 2 bottles without feeling like you're forcing it down. I realize I'd be brewing a big beer that im not going to be able throw back 12 of.
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Why the hang up with 10%+ ?

I recently did a 9.4% Belgian Dark Strong that was in pretty tasty shape at about 3-4 months. Many heavier beers will be just fine at 3-4 months. They just tend to come together a bit more with some more aging.

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Why the hang up with 10%+ ?

I recently did a 9.4% Belgian Dark Strong that was in pretty tasty shape at about 3-4 months. Many heavier beers will be just fine at 3-4 months. They just tend to come together a bit more with some more aging.
Not really a hang up but was just trying to give a range. 9.4 would work.
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