Letting Beer Age - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Letting Beer Age

Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
Scut_Monkey's Avatar
Jan 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,656
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

I simply wanted to post a personal experience I'm having as I type. I brewed a simple wheat beer in the first quarter of this year (3/28). Long story short it was my third all-grain recipe and my efficiency from my previous two was all over the place. So I was not sure what my grain bill should be and I over shot my OG by a TON. It ended up having an OG of 1.071. I realized I could have diluted it but I decided to go with it and see what it was like. Ontop of this I wasn't able to control the fermentation temp and it was around 75-80 at some points.

After I bottled I gave it some time but the beer always tasted "hot" and like I mixed some cheap vodka in with it. I have let it sit now since bottling at about 65F and I just opened one and the cheap alcohol taste is for the most part gone (slight hint). The beer still tastes too strong for being so light in color (4.5srm) but it is actually a beer that I can drink now.

I'm not saying the beer is medal winner but at least it proves the point that given enough time the yeast can really fix a lot of MY screw ups. Maybe they can fix global warming too.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
Oct 2008
Jasper IN
Posts: 825
Liked 48 Times on 36 Posts

I've never had a beer tast worse after sitting for a few months. Even my buddies 12 year old ale was fantastic. Revvy, care to chime in?
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music" --George Carlin

Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Revvy's Avatar
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,947
Liked 3225 Times on 1904 Posts

No need to, he said it all!!!

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
Jun 2009
Lakehead, Ca
Posts: 40
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

...fix global warming...hmmm, it's a thought. You make some excellent points. I think the best thing I've ever done for my beer is just leave alone in a nice, cool closet for a little while.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 06:42 PM   #5
Jan 2009
Springfield, IL
Posts: 224
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Originally Posted by captianoats View Post
I've never had a beer tast worse after sitting for a few months. Even my buddies 12 year old ale was fantastic. Revvy, care to chime in?
Except for anything dry-hopped.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
OhSoHumuLonely's Avatar
Jun 2013
State College, PA
Posts: 115
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Originally Posted by Scut_Monkey View Post
Maybe they can fix global warming too.
Fix global warming by RAISING carbon dioxide levels...................... GENIUS!

Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #7
Heavyweight homebrewing author & air gun shooter
unionrdr's Avatar
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,991
Liked 3714 Times on 3185 Posts

It's the co2 levels that're creating the problem.
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
isleofman's Avatar
May 2009
Madison, Alabama
Posts: 232
Liked 27 Times on 16 Posts

Click image for larger version

Name:	gravedigger.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	176.1 KB
ID:	134102  
A watched pot never boils. An unwatched pot always boils over.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My regulator isn't letting any CO2 through Coastarine Bottling/Kegging 7 10-02-2009 01:38 AM
Letting wort sit overnight? Cerpintine General Beer Discussion 6 07-13-2009 02:20 AM
SS braid letting me down... what to do bakins All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 02-25-2009 09:19 PM
Bottling Mr.Beer after 7 days and letting the rest sit? SudsItUp Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 01-25-2009 01:38 PM
Letting keg sit dwpumo Bottling/Kegging 8 07-28-2008 09:37 PM

Forum Jump