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Old 05-18-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default How impatient are you?

What is the earliest you've cracked a freshly bottled homebrew "just to see how it is"? I opened the IPA I bottled 3 days ago to find it looking and tasting amazing already. Only a bit on the sweet side, but nice color and head starting already.



So, how impatient are you?


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Old 05-18-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
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LOL, not that impatient!


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Old 05-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #3
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2 weeks is the shortest!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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LOL, not that impatient!
What can I say?
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #5
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one week on my first brew and regreted it
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:46 PM   #6
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Ok, OK, I'm w/ ya. Not enough in the pipeline to be too patient. I have opened a brew not more than 5 minutes after bottling, just to check if "I was it doing right". Typically from from week 1 on I check every few days. I know enough to wait, but god damnit this hobby is enjoyable. But yes I know it get's better w/ age. But if it tastes great to you and you feel like drinking it, no one can tell you you're wrong!
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Now that I have about 25-30 gallons in the pipeline I am remarkably patient.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:02 AM   #8
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Just depends on how much I really want that beer. If I have a keg full of RIS and it is a hot day. Well yep that 1 old bottle IPA is going to die!!!
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I'm still fairly new to brewing, so I like to pop a bottle every week, just to see how the carb'ing is coming along.
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Oh yeah, I usually cap and chill that extra half bottle or so and drink it within an hour or two of bottling, just important to know that what you taste wont be much like the final product.


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