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Old 01-10-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default cant wait! Do I have to? Is it really worth it?

does the beer really get that much better over time.

I bottled a week ago and have been sampleing my beer and it tastes good, will it get that much better at the two week mark?

And then WAY better at three weeks.

I mean I like beer.


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Old 01-10-2007, 06:01 AM   #2
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It most definately will get better. Save a 6 pack back to prove it to yourself. Let it set for a month before getting into it.


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Old 01-10-2007, 06:15 AM   #3
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I can't tell you how many batches I've made that when I drink the last bottle I say "oh man that really got good. I wish I would have waited to drink it".
It's tough but if you wait it really does get better.
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does the beer really get that much better over time.

I bottled a week ago and have been sampleing my beer and it tastes good, will it get that much better at the two week mark?

And then WAY better at three weeks.

I mean I like beer.
You know what the answer is and you know what we're going to tell you.
Now start making the next batch and forget about it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:51 AM   #5
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ok i know what everyone will say.

Anyone know why it gets sooooo much better with time???
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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Quantum physics and the theory of relativity, but only on Thursdays when entropy is light.

In all seriousness, it has to do with the yeast, at least partly. They keep cleaning up after themselves. Alcohol and hop harshness mellow out.
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Since we're starting out first batch this weekend, we were actually thinking of taking 1 out of the 48 beers per week after bottling and testing them to see when the perfect time was. I think 3 was the most we were going to wait but i may take a few and test for longer. Has anyone else done this and how many weeks did you find to be the best?
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The best one will be the last one.

Get some more going.
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The easiest way to resist temptation is to keep brewing. When you have 3 or 4batches in various stages of ferment, it just seems to be no problem to say "I'll give it just a bit longer"
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Since we're starting out first batch this weekend, we were actually thinking of taking 1 out of the 48 beers per week after bottling and testing them to see when the perfect time was. I think 3 was the most we were going to wait but i may take a few and test for longer. Has anyone else done this and how many weeks did you find to be the best?
Sure, I usually test 1 at the 3 week mark. I can make sure they carbed correctly and I then have an idea how much more time they need. I have to leave them alone much longer in the winter since I age them in my basement, which gets pretty chilly.


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