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Old 12-13-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Fast brew to drink recipe?

I brew a lot of pale ales and IPA's that take a long time to become ready. I'm patient when the need exsists, bit does anyone have a recipe thats drinkable in a shorter amount of time? I'm open to just about anything, with the exception of a saison style. Cheers!


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Old 12-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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I can usually pump wheat beers out pretty quick. -


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Old 12-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Lower ABV typically = faster maturation. You can brew pretty much anything in the 3-4% ABV range and turn it around in about 3 weeks, pale ales and IPAs included.

Hefeweizens and other wheats, even in the 4-5ish% ABV range, are fully mature in about 3 weeks as well, and drinkable in about 14 days if you keg. That's about as fast as it gets.

If you bottle, that adds a bit more time to carb up.
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The mild ale I brew is ready to drink in 3 weeks. 2 in fermenter and 1 in a keg.

A pale ale and even an ipa can be ready pretyy quick too with a simple grain bill and hops taht taste best fresh. Dry hopping might add a little time to that. I've had a 1.080 IIPA ready to drink at 3 weeks and it was fantastic.
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Maybe you should look at why your pale ales and IPA's take so long to be ready. Mine are usually grain to glass in 2 weeks. Are you pitching the correct number of healthy cells, using oxygen, and controlling your fermentation temperatures? If you're bottling and not kegging, the bottle conditioning phase is always going to be your rate limiting factor on ready to drink beer, but generally my beer gets packaged 7-10 days after pitching, and dry hopped beers 10-14 days. If I'm in a hurry or don't have any kegs tapped, I can force carb it in a day or two, but usually I'm just a set/forget guy because I've got other stuff on tap so it can sit for 2 weeks to get carbonated.

Anyway, my ordinary bitter usually goes grain to glass in about 10 days, but I can push it and have brewed it Monday night and drank it on Saturday.
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I have not gotten kegs as of yet (but am hoping Santa comes through) so everything is bottle conditioned. My most recent recipe is listed below, it was a NB kit, Chinook IPA. It turned out well, but has taken 8 weeks to bottle condition and seemingly come together. I used San Diego Super Strain, and built a pretty solid starter due to the OG being 1.062. Hope this sheds a little more light on the subject! Thanks for all the help, and happy holiday's to all!

10 lbs Rahr 2-row Pale
0.75 lbs. Belgian Caramel Pils
0.25 lbs. Briess Caramel 120

1oz chinook at 60
.5oz chinook at 10
.5 chinook at 1min
1oz chinook dry hop
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I can get a normal IPA/Pale in the 1.060 range from grain to glass in about 3 weeks if I'm wanting to. I can get them to ferment in roughly 10 days, and I dry hop in the keg while I carb. Works out perfect.
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I'm usually drinking my pale ales and IPAs young, but that's me.

For something faster, you could easily do a mild. They go from grain to glass in 10 days if you keg, about a week to 10 days later if you bottle.
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I'm usually drinking my pale ales and IPAs young, but that's me.

For something faster, you could easily do a mild. They go from grain to glass in 10 days if you keg, about a week to 10 days later if you bottle.
Do you have a good example of a "mild" recipe? I like the sound of this!
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Do you have a good example of a "mild" recipe? I like the sound of this!
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