The waiting game.. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > The waiting game..

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-31-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
Jman_01
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
, IA
Posts: 143
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts



Bottled my ipa five days ago and had to sneak a bottle for sampling already.. wow can't believe how fresh it tastes already with minimal carb! This batch will not last long
__________________
There is always an excuse to brew.. bottoms up!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
EnjoyGoodBeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts


Hell yeah. My buddy and me brewed a robust porter first batch opened it 7 days later (68• keep) and it was carbed nice and tasted good. Nother week and a half or so they should be perfect.

And we already snuck several too. The Waiting Game. Arg

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & shootist of air
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,964
Liked 3690 Times on 3170 Posts


Wait 4 weeks & see how great it is. That's the real waiting game,trust me.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Solway, MN
Posts: 9,454
Liked 1650 Times on 1309 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EnjoyGoodBeer View Post
Hell yeah. My buddy and me brewed a robust porter first batch opened it 7 days later (68• keep) and it was carbed nice and tasted good. Nother week and a half or so they should be perfect.

And we already snuck several too. The Waiting Game. Arg
I'm with Unionrdr except I'd say wait 8 to 10 weeks for a robust porter. Try to save a little of it that long and be prepared to have your eyes opened. Dark beers take time.....the waiting game.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
Jman_01
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
, IA
Posts: 143
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I will save some. I have a Canadian ale that has sat a month, however its not my favorite style of beer..
__________________
There is always an excuse to brew.. bottoms up!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & shootist of air
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,964
Liked 3690 Times on 3170 Posts


Yeah,my darker ales def took quite a bit more time to condition & carb. My whiskley ale took one day shy of 10 weeks. But my IPA was best at about 4 weeks. you don't wanna wait much longer than that with IPA's & still have good hop flavor & aroma.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
stdywell
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Shortsville, Ny
Posts: 74
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


my first batch was an Irish stout from BB. Brewed end of April. I held back a six pack based on moments seen on this forum . Plan to crack those open first snowfall.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 01:13 AM   #8
Jman_01
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
, IA
Posts: 143
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Would like to find a beer to brew this winter.. for spring
__________________
There is always an excuse to brew.. bottoms up!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 01:22 AM   #9
stdywell
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Shortsville, Ny
Posts: 74
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


How did your ipa turn out ? Just cracked a chinook ipa a moment ago. Yum

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 01:38 AM   #10
Jman_01
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
, IA
Posts: 143
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


It turned out awesome! Next one I wanna add a diff hop variety to mix it up a bit
__________________
There is always an excuse to brew.. bottoms up!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump