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Old 12-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Well, I've only got two 500ml bottles left of my British Bitter. Since it's a low gravity session beer, I had no problems enjoying it almost nightly.

I liked it well enough to order another kit from NB, it's just so drinkable.

I bottled a batch of Irish Red last night and plan to brew a batch of Pale Ale this weekend, plus I have a batch of Lite Ale about ready to bottle, so I should be able to get the pipeline filled here soon, but I'm going to have a lag period regardless. So, I picked up some Pale Ale from both Schlafly and Sierra Nevada, plus some of SN's Torpedo IIPA. I also got a 750ml bottle of Double Wide IIPA from Boulevard, so I won't have to go thirsty.

One thing I noticed about the Bitter, it was good after 3 weeks of bottle conditioning, but 4+ weeks it was even better. The extra 7-10 days really smoothed it out and the taste of the malt acquired a nice roasty flavor that was really pleasant. I'd recommend this brew to anyone, hop head or not.

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One of the homebrewer cliches I've found to be true is that the last bottle of the batch is usually the best. Some say patience is the most important skill for a homebrewer to develop, and I tend to agree.



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Old 12-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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One of the homebrewer cliches I've found to be true is that the last bottle of the batch is usually the best. Some say patience is the most important skill for a homebrewer to develop, and I tend to agree.
But it's so hard to do.

I left this alone for 6 weeks, but after that I tore through it!

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But it's so hard to do.

I left this alone for 6 weeks, but after that I tore through it!

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6 weeks is pretty good. I was less patient with my first brew. Congrats and welcome to the obsession!
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But it's so hard to do.

I left this alone for 6 weeks, but after that I tore through it!

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It does get easier if you have a good pipeline going. Mine is big enough that I can let them sit for as long as I want because there is always another brew that has had the time to age.

First batches do go quickly.

Get brewing.
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Your subject line of, Well Shoooot........ Reminds me of mater off of the disney cars movie. Being that my son is watching it right now it gave me a chuckle.... Glad your enjoying your home brew my friend, we are lucky people to have this opportunity...



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Heh, good one Rico.

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