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Old 11-24-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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Default Turmoil CDA Aging Time?

Hi all,

I just brewed the Turmoil Cascadian Dark Ale clone from BYO.


The last sentence of the directions say to "Allow the beer condition for 1 week and then bottle or keg. Allow the beer to carbonate and age for 3 weeks"

Do I really need to age a CDA for 3 weeks if I'm kegging? That time frame seemed excessive to me and I was under the impression that this brew would be best as fresh as possible. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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It may be that the recipe is assuming you are carbonating naturally, rather than force carbonating. Also, these are relatively complex recipes, with lots of hop additions. I think a little aging would be desirable to allow those to mellow and mature. the style also calls for a moderately high alcohol level. My personal experience is that higher alcohol beers need a little extra time to reach their peak.
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