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Old 02-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #11
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If the photo is any indication, that'll be a great beer in a few more weeks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:42 AM   #12
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Yeah just give it a few weeks. I'd let it go at least 2 full months from the pitch date before I drank one. In other words put all your beers back where you got them and stop wasting them by drinking them too soon!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:47 AM   #13
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Yeah just give it a few weeks. I'd let it go at least 2 full months from the pitch date before I drank one. In other words put all your beers back where you got them and stop wasting them by drinking them too soon!
Wasn't wasted. I enjoyed it. Not a great beer but it was beer, and not horrible beer. I have 46 of 'em; I don't mind "wasting" a few.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:56 AM   #14
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Had the same problem as you! That weird taste, but I only waited a few weeks also haha

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:58 AM   #15
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Yeah just give it a few weeks. I'd let it go at least 2 full months from the pitch date before I drank one. In other words put all your beers back where you got them and stop wasting them by drinking them too soon!

If the beer is 6 weeks old, it's not young. I don't understand why someone wouldn't drink a perfectly good beer before a certain date- my beers are often gone before they are 8 weeks old!

Unless a beer is oak aged, has lots of complex malt flavors, or is high ABV, there isn't any reason to just sit on the bottles. By trying one (or two) now, you can make sure you drink them at their peak instead of an arbitrary date.

Sorry, but I think your advice is wrong.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:22 AM   #16
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I caved also tonight although mines only been in the bottle for 6 days. I've got a thread on here somewhere where I asked people to convince me not to drink one. I was really just joking in that post. I always taste a couple over the first weeks. Hell I taste the wort before hopping, before pitching my yeast and at every gravity reading (drink the sample). At bottling I poured off a full glass of this batch because it was damn good warm and flat. Tonight's bottle was slightly carbed (no head but I could feel the tingle) and very tasty. I'm not ashamed. It's my beer and I had a long day. Tasting my beer that I brewed is always a pickmeup (as long as its not a bad batch).

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:27 AM   #17
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I caved also tonight although mines only been in the bottle for 6 days. I've got a thread on here somewhere where I asked people to convince me not to drink one. I was really just joking in that post. I always taste a couple over the first weeks. Hell I taste the wort before hopping, before pitching my yeast and at every gravity reading (drink the sample). At bottling I poured off a full glass of this batch because it was damn good warm and flat. Tonight's bottle was slightly carbed (no head but I could feel the tingle) and very tasty. I'm not ashamed. It's my beer and I had a long day. Tasting my beer that I brewed is always a pickmeup (as long as its not a bad batch).
Your thread corrupted me, actually. I blame you...
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:07 AM   #18
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There's no corruption. It's ok for you to blame me for tasting one. I will not, however, be blamed for the second. I tasted one but had other beer ready to quench my thirst

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:19 AM   #19
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There's no corruption. It's ok for you to blame me for tasting one. I will not, however, be blamed for the second. I tasted one but had other beer ready to quench my thirst
Have to blame someone, man. I can't be held responsible for my own actions.

Glad I cracked it today, by the way.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:25 AM   #20
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Glad I cracked it today, by the way.
Exactly! Makes you look forward to the magic "3 week mark" that much more

 
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