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Old 03-09-2007, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default bottle conditioning really does pay off

my other 4 batch's i let got for 3 week usually , this time i had the patience and let them go for 6 weeks and man did it pay off , even the clarity greatly improved .


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Old 03-09-2007, 01:32 AM   #2
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I have to hide bottles at relatives houses sometimes.....Its really hard not to constantly sample.

Good to hear your waiting paid off.

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Old 03-09-2007, 02:13 AM   #3
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The turtle theory works for me. Glad to hear some made it to maturity!
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:35 AM   #4
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Default Aw Man.....

I need accountability for this in a stupid way....I only brew half batches, my LHBS is over two hours away and I lack complete and total control....

Compulsivity is my middle name.....glad you all are being successful here....
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It really pays off for bigger, dark ales like stouts and porters. I have kicked myself many times for drinking most of a batch within a month of bottling, only to find a few stray bottles many months later and they are SOOOOO much better. Now I condition in the secondary for a month, then bottle condtion for at least another when brewing bigger/darker ales.
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:55 AM   #6
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I need accountability for this in a stupid way....I only brew half batches, my LHBS is over two hours away and I lack complete and total control....

Compulsivity is my middle name.....glad you all are being successful here....
Why are you brewing half batches? I can't imagine doing this much work and waiting 6 weeks for 28 beers, thats not even a beer a day for your wait!

I'm about to get another carboy so I can get two batches going at once. I need to stock up on bottles though. Every 12er of cindercone is another half case I can bottle later
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:56 AM   #8
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Default Minimally Constrained...for now.

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Why are you brewing half batches? I can't imagine doing this much work and waiting 6 weeks for 28 beers, thats not even a beer a day for your wait!

I'm about to get another carboy so I can get two batches going at once. I need to stock up on bottles though. Every 12er of cindercone is another half case I can bottle later

Rook,

I'm at ahlf batch for the time being as I got a Beer Machine for Christmas (I picked up a Mr Beer for a secondary vessel for $10) to experiment with. My wife thoughtfully bought me the gift of beer and said that if I liked brewing that the following Christmas she would upgrade me.

So, it's been small batches but it's not any less fulfilling! Space is a commodity at this point but I've been planning and I think that with the patience, I could be brewing full batches by next year. Yes, I brew under a case at this point because I ususally test 6 to 12 ounces suring fermentation and claryfication for off flavor and contamination. Just picked up a hydrometer and testing cask and that will further deplete the final volume but I'll brew as often as I can and be happy with whatever yield.

The major objective right now is to brew accurately, build confidence by knowing that no matter how or how much I brew, it's always good or better beer.

Just maximizing the value of the gift for now......looking forward though, always looking forward.


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