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Old 08-03-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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I made a bunch of wine, and now I have to just sit here and wait forever.

I still have a 5 gallon fermenting bucket and two 1 gallon glass jugs available, but I need instant gratification!!! OK, maybe I can wait a week ... or MAYBE two if I have to.

The guy at my supply store said that I could be drinking beer much sooner. How soon? I willing to forego the ultimate quality to have something finished soon. What about mead or hard cider?

Don't tell me to just calm down, buy a six pack and wait. I have brewing fever!

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Old 08-03-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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If you keg, you can be drinking a hefeweizen or an English Mild in 2 weeks- 4 if you bottle. Neither case would involve sacrificing quality.

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Old 08-03-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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SOLD! OK, now how do I do it?

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Best place to start:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7909

and...

http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html

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Old 08-03-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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You sound like me! I was a winemaker first- but then found out that my best wine wouldn't really be ready for two YEARS! Then I made some cider, and that took like 8 months! So, then I switch to beer. Four to six weeks from boiling to drinking- much more my style! Of course, now I have enough beer and wine in the pipeline that I can properly age most (well, some) of it.

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I used to make wine but did not like the waiting.

Beer - 1 month and it gets better after that!

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:38 PM   #7
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Of course, now I have enough beer and wine in the pipeline that I can properly age most (well, some) of it.
Arggh! Your pipeline makes me so jealous! I have more gnat-like patience, so even the 3 month Welch's wine and Apfelwein recipes just won't do. I need more to do, and less time to wait.

I'll check those links out, thanks.
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