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Old 12-03-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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So my first batch ever is carbonating in the bottles. I made it from an extract so most likely there aren't any issues. However with it being my first brew I kinda want to know how it changes day to day. Would I just be wasting potentially good beer if I taste a bottle each day or even every other day? Or would it be a good experiment for a n00b?

Of course this can possibly be linked to me being impatient.

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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I usually do one a week to see how they change, anything more often than that might be seen as wasted.

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:47 PM   #3
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go for one every 5 days.
but save the first for about 12 days after bottling....flat + green is just nasty.
You'll learn a lot from that experiment....I say Do It!

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I might taste them every half-week, that way you get an idea for the changes but don't end up drinking all your beer when it's green. It's your first batch - drink most of it at its best!

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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All the advice is good advice. I can recall my first brews, and I can give you this piece of advice.. . the last one you drink will be the best!!

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Nothing wrong with trying it, but that seems like a bit much. Try one after a week. Then another week. It would be a shame that when it finally tastes great, you only have a few bottles left. You only get one "first batch" so I suggest you enjoy it.
It's easier to be patient when you have other brews that are ready to drink. And it looks like you're on your way according to your sig.

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Thanks again. I'm going to do a week and then another week. Then wait for a bit longer and resume the drinking. It's definitely the calm before the storm while you wait for your first brews to age enough. It seems silly to be buying beer when 10 gallons of beer is waiting in the closets.

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First beer ever?
have fun with it. drink it green so you know what green tastes like. drink it in a day, a week, etc. etc. You can always brew more my brother... I drank 1/2 of my 1st batch before it got even close to being mature enough to drink... now i know what green beer is, what bottle conditioning tastes like, etc.

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Some guys bottle a couple in screw-top plastic soda bottles. That way you can squeeze one to see how the carbing is coming.

And/or some of the 7oz bottles- perrier maybe? Small samples = less waste.

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