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Old 03-02-2011, 02:01 AM   #11
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Man, pop that badboy! If you don't know how a beer you made will taste after a week in the bottle in your closet, then you are an inexerienced brewer. I'm with joetothemo on this one - this hobby is all about experience in my opinion.

I say open one and experience a MooDaddy Double Chocolate Stout a week in the bottle. It'll tase rough, hot, and green. You will learn a lot. Print out some of these, look up anything you don't understand, and have a go at evaluating your beer.

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Glad to see you're back up to speed, Revvy. Live and drink in good health, Brother.

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I always taste one at 1 week to 10 days (oaked traditional bock in front of me right now, 10 days old). I never lose the excitement. I also don't follow any rules but my own.

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Glad to see you're back up to speed, Revvy. Live and drink in good health, Brother.
Thanks!!! Still in a lot of pain when the drugs wear off, and can do very little for the next 6-12 weeks.....but I "feel" better.

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Well i guess its ok to crack open one beer to see a contrast between your green beer and your properly conditioned beer. You don't have to do it for every batch but i think it is beneficial for a beginner to try the beer throughout the conditioning process so that he/she can gain an appreciation for the conditioning processes

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Old 03-02-2011, 05:58 AM   #16
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Well i guess its ok to crack open one beer to see a contrast between your green beer and your properly conditioned beer. You don't have to do it for every batch but i think it is beneficial for a beginner to try the beer throughout the conditioning process so that he/she can gain an appreciation for the conditioning processes
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My Double Chocolate Stout has been bottled and sitting in a closet for a week now. It was suggested that I try one every once in a while just to get an idea of how things change - hopefully for the better - over time. I am planning on popping one open tomorrow and I'm not sure just what to expect.

Will it be somewhat "carbed" by now or is it too early to have much of that?

Should I drink it right from the bottle or pour it carefully into a glass?

I have some Young's Double Chocolate Stout in my fridge - should I drink one alongside mine for comparison or is that not going to be a fair fight now - or maybe ever?

For these stouts, is there an optimum time to be left hanging out in the bottles in the closet to get the best result?
Sweet jesus dude, its not like your first girlfriend asked you to sneak into her house tomorrow night. Its a BEER.
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For these stouts, is there an optimum time to be left hanging out in the bottles in the closet to get the best result?
I think there is an optimum time to leave them bottled in the dark and warm place but you aren't going to want to wait for it. My stouts and porters seem to take about 2 to 3 months to really "get it all together". It's a long wait but it's worth it in the end.

While you are waiting, brew up something a bit lighter. I did a cream ale that sat 3 weeks in the fermenter and after only 1 week in the bottle was quite drinkable and by the second week was quite smooth.
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Still in a lot of pain when the drugs wear off
Who cant relate to that?
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Sweet jesus dude, its not like your first girlfriend asked you to sneak into her house tomorrow night. Its a BEER.
Yea, drink one, if you want.
Don't let these people make you feel guilty about wanting to try one.
It is just beer.
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