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iamtheq 08-09-2012 09:49 PM

Time to try my first beer!
My first beer, and Irish Red, has been in bottles for 2 weeks and I am impatient to try one. I keep reading online that you run the risk of foaming over if you open a warm beer. Some people said to put it in the fridge for a couple days. How long in the fridge is long enough? I put one in the fridge last night hoping to drink it tonight. Thanks in advance!

KISS Brew 08-09-2012 09:50 PM

I think 24 hours is sufficient. Regardless, you should try your beer! Drink, drink, drink!

FutureJack 08-09-2012 09:52 PM

First beer? I tried my first beers after 2 days in the bottle. Then again at one week and so on. I think trying it at all stages teaches me something about the beer.

sketerbuck 08-09-2012 09:52 PM

Drink one every couple days and you will learn the how they change.

iamtheq 08-09-2012 10:46 PM

Thanks for the responses! I'm walking to the fridge now!

bigbeergeek 08-09-2012 10:47 PM

Just serve it on the rocks...

FutureJack 08-10-2012 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by iamtheq (Post 4318836)
Thanks for the responses! I'm walking to the fridge now!

So how was it?

unionrdr 08-10-2012 03:42 PM

It'll need more than 2 weeks room temp conditioning & 24 hours fridge time to be at it's best. 3-4 weeks is stated for a good reason. I found out by experimantation & a happy accident or two that 2 weeks fridge time is best for thicker head & longer lasting carbonation for a reason. It takes longer than 24 hours or less to get the co2 in the head space in to solution. It's not a quick process.
I didn't try a one of my 1st batch until 3 weeks. Then I'd wished I'd waited 4. Kinda funny how it's ok to most to give in to impatience in the name of science. Patience is a brewers greatest tool. You can't rush it,no matter how much you want to.

beergolf 08-10-2012 09:23 PM

For your first brew,go ahead and drink one at 2 weeks. A day in the fridge will. be ok. Soon you will learn that for most brews 3-4 weeks is better and a few days in the fridge will give a better longer lasting head.

Congrats and enjoy your first. Now brew more. Welcome to the addiction.

iamtheq 08-14-2012 12:52 AM

I Finally tried it. It was horrible. My wife and I thought it was overcarbonated so I poured it back and forth between a couple glasses and BAM! Decent beer! Whoo hoo!

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