Originally Posted by FlySpargeVorlauf
This was the second beer I ever brewed. Very good extract recipe; it scored 2nd place at local contest here in Portland. I kept in primary for a month...I used 3068 (I still do not know how to find the blend) fermented at 68-70. It took about another month or so in the bottle before it peeked. I only have two left which is sad...it is definitely a crowd pleaser.
You know, I had mine in the primary for 34 days (I had a heart attack and couldn't lift, etc.). Mine came in as Best of Show and Best of Style...first contest ever entered...
I still smile to myself whenever some poster insist on drinking this right out of the primary to the keg. After it's done fermenting I always rack it to a secondary to clear out the sulfur odors and to allow more yeast to fall out. I will add some of the yeast back in if it gets too clear.
I usually will not drink my HWs if they are under 1 month old. I also have kept them for over 6 months and they are still quite tasty...enough to get compliments on anyway.