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Old 05-19-2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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After bottling are there any side effects to drinking up too early. I waited 14 days. I may or may not have had some nasty side effects.

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Old 05-19-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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No real side effects. The beer just may not be fully carbonated, and most brewers say that beer tastes better when it ages longer. Personally, I usually can't wait longer than 10 days before I start drinking my homebrew. But I do notice the beer tasting better every next time I try it. I say if it tastes good, drink it.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:12 AM   #3
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3 weeks in the bottle is recomended for carboantion to be complete. For most beers that is.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:10 AM   #4
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No nasty effects. I just drank a Texas Blond after 2.5 weeks and it was wonderful. The only bad thing is that the flavor has probably not fully developed.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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I try to wait 2-4 weeks unless I have no beer on tap. I'll keg and tap one of the two 5 gallon cornys asap cause I am impatient. Definitely not as good but still tasty and dirt cheap when you are talking all grain (I am at .20-.35 per beer). I always choose premature, inexpensive homebrew. over $8-$10 microbrewed six packs. That's just me though.
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