Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Two weeks in the bottle....

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
rich1852
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 36
Default Two weeks in the bottle....

First time brewing, doing the Coopers Bavarian Lager. Have bottled and now have been in bottles for two weeks. My understanding is that it should be about good to go, but I understand also that the longer, couple of months, it will get even better.

Do people normally try it after two weeks, or is there a certain time period, just to see how it is. IF it isn't that great, at what point do you call the batch a dud?

__________________
rich1852 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-04-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
c.n.budz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,154
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts

Default

give it a try, it'll should have some carbonation by now. It's still a very green beer and will only get better with time.

__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway
c.n.budz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
rich1852
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 36
Default

Ok. It seems a little sour and a little bitter. Almost like a wine....does seem pretty potent though.

__________________
rich1852 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #4
abracadabra
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
abracadabra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 1,925
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

The stronger the beer the more time it takes to reach it's best flavor. 2 weeks is way to soon. I would have advised you to wait a minimum of 3 weeks or a month before tasting. Ive got some I've be conditioning for 3 months so far it's still not ready. But this way you be able to taste the improvement as it ages.

It's a shame when people put in all that work get impatient and drink up a bunch of green beer only to say you know I didn't think the beer was all that great but that last bottle was really goooooood!!!

__________________
Do what you like!
Brew what you like!
abracadabra is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 weeks 70? Is anyone's beer really that good after only 3 weeks in the bottle? TheH2 Bottling/Kegging 29 12-11-2012 07:39 PM
Is 2 weeks in the bottle enough? allanmac00 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 30 01-07-2009 08:24 PM
Over 4 weeks in the bottle now zacster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-25-2008 08:41 PM
Two weeks and then bottle Turkeyfoot Jr. Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 06-03-2007 01:58 PM
2 weeks in the Bottle BrewProject Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 08-25-2006 04:35 AM