I have a RIS I just brewed via BIAB method: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/russ...winner-238807/
Hit my mash temp of 152 F and mashed for 90 min, dropped to 149 before I started boil. Came out to 72% eff with a OG of 1.074 and a SG of 1.098. Using 2 packets of US-05 so figuring FG of 1.018.
I am going to age this beer while I am deployed to Afghanistan late this spring/summer into late fall/early winter. I would like it to be ready to drink when I return (9ish months from now) so I was planning to let sit in primary for 3-4 weeks then bottle and let sit in a closet out of the boss' sight until I return. So I have a few questions:
1. Will this allow for proper aging?
2. Will this beer be carb'd up without any additions or should I add some extra yeast/sugar to carb it?
I will be able to mess with it for another 5-6 weeks but then I am too busy or gone, should I just not have it ready when I get back and bulk age in a better bottle (all I got) or do the primary then bottle plan? I feel like nearly 8 months in a bottle should allow for some good aging