Originally Posted by JedSmithBrewery
How long would you guys recommend that I age this bad boy before I try it? ( I didn't do starting gravity, sorry I hate to waste the liquid on a gravity sample for a 1 gallon batch ).
Who said anything about wasting liquid? You mix up a batch. You take a sample for gravity. You pour that sample back in (in isn't going to contaminate the batch). Then you pitch yeast. If you don't know where you started, it's really hard to know what to expect along the way, and it is even harder to reproduce a batch that you like. I would always encourage folks to get a starting gravity.
As for aging, that will depend on your tastes, and whether or not it ends a little sweet. If it finishes up dry, it will probably be at least 6 to 12 months for it to develop properly. If it finishes up a little sweet, it may be pleasant much sooner.