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Old 11-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #351
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It doesn't look like it'll be too soon to be drinkable, but maybe not quite as good as if it aged a little longer.



 
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #352
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I am gonna brew this Saturday and am sure as he** gonna try to have it bottled 1.5 - 2 weeks after that. This should allow ~ 5 weeks in the bottle.


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Old 11-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #353
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...Despite the spices and alcohol content, grain -to-glass time is fairly short...
This is from the OP.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #354
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I would agree.

I'm OG was 1.083. Went 3 weeks in the primary which was redundant. It had dropped clean it 2 with a nice and large 3L wlp001 starter.

Added spices at bottling....had a sample at 5 weeks in the bottle and it was super good, I think 6-7 weeks would be no problem with proper pitching and ferm temps
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #355
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I'm nearing a month in the bottle this weekend. Barring any miracles this week, I still think it needs at least two-three more weeks, at least. I was going to enter this in a local competition, but I was uncomfortable with the way the beer was (or was not, mind you) losing its hotness from the alcohol content. It's mellowing, but it's taking its sweet time. Maybe it's my never ending quest for perfection, but I'd like to give it a full 8 weeks in the bottle before I'm ready to serve it.

FWIW, spices were not nearly as present as I had anticipated.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #356
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbfucius
It doesn't look like it'll be too soon to be drinkable, but maybe not quite as good as if it aged a little longer.
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This is from the OP.
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I would agree. I'm OG was 1.083. Went 3 weeks in the primary which was redundant. It had dropped clean it 2 with a nice and large 3L wlp001 starter. Added spices at bottling....had a sample at 5 weeks in the bottle and it was super good, I think 6-7 weeks would be no problem with proper pitching and ferm temps
Thank you all. I hope to brew this weekend.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:16 AM   #357
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Awesome! Let us know how it goes! I just put mine in the primary a couple days ago and it's happily bubbling every few seconds.

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #358
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+1 on brewing this ale this weekend.

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #359
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+1 on also brewing this tomorrow on a crisp cool Saturday morning. Headed to the LHBS after work to get the ingredients. EXCITED! FESTIVE!
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #360
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Brewed 3 gallons of this on Tuesday. The US-05 is still churning away at it today. From reading all the reviews, I can't wait to try it.



 
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