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Old 06-05-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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I'm almost 1 week after i bottled my beer..
Im very curious...whats the earliest you think i can sneak a taste from a bottle?


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Old 06-05-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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Do it. It's educational. It'll show you how green beer tastes and how it develops

If you set yourself a target of 3 weeks then you'll not be disapointed when it's not ready.


I just tested 2 litres straight from the fermenter.


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Old 06-05-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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I tasted my first one after a week. It was fine, but I liked it better after another week and I am sure it is better now.

I say why not?
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I always take a hyrometer sample when I rack to the keg, and force carb and chill it for a "sneak peek"... so, 30 minutes?

And back when I used to bottle, I'd sometimes do a couple 7-oz or 12-oz bottles (with most of the beer in 22's) for just this purpose...
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Do.... It! Orfy hit it right on the money, it's educational. I would even right down a couple of things about what tastes it you right away, then see if they're still there in 2-3 weeks (assuming the beer lasts that long). Plus, it sounds like it's a first batch, or there abouts... so what are you waiting for?! Go! Drink!
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Yup, orfy nailed it. Taste a bottle a week, and see how it improves. You'll probably find that your last bottle is your best.
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Yup, orfy nailed it. Taste a bottle a week, and see how it improves. You'll probably find that your last bottle is your best.
You got that right.
Time to get the black arm band out and panic brew!
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one bottle a week for small beers. i wait at least a month for big beers.
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:26 AM   #9
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awsome!!! thanks for being the little devil on my shoulder....

on thursday it will be one week, ill try it then....

(this is my second batch)
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green beer sucks. After the first bottle at a week that'll cure you of wanting to drink it early. Brew more so you have others to test when the need arises. really.


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