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Old 10-29-2007, 01:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Poindexter
...It is good to know what is going on at every point in the process.

Keep telling yourself that. It is a great excuse to keep tasting your creation. (LOL) I say it all the time.

- WW

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Old 10-29-2007, 01:44 PM   #12
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It's not called cheating, it's called sampling
And now we go AG!

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Old 10-29-2007, 01:47 PM   #13
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Man, I usually rock a bottle at 5 or 6 days. Why not? It's almost always green (except for wheat beers...my recent dunkelweizen was perfect at 6 days), but I like to try it anyway.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:04 PM   #14
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I think we all do it (those of us that bottle that is). I sample 1 out of every batch after 4-6 days, then another one a week later, then another one a week after that.

Like Evan said, sometimes they taste great after 2 weeks. If they do I'll have a few more.
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.

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Old 10-29-2007, 02:57 PM   #15
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My first batch was gone before three weeks in the bottle. My second, I still have two of (bottled it the end of may). Then I went nuts brewing and built up a stock, which is unfortunately dwindling as of now. What is fortunate, is the newly bottle Fat Tire clone and the 15 gallons of beer that needs bottled sitting next to it.

I agree with the previous comment to "move on to the next batch" and forget about the one you just bottled. That's the best advice ever. Its some of the hardest advice to follow, but its the truth.

I, personally, now being about 15 batches in, try (very hard) to not try a bottle for three weeks, at the earliest 18 or 19 days. I just figure that any bottle opened prior to that is like wasting what's going to be good beer.

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Primary: Nada
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:09 PM   #16
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After brewing only 4 batches thus far I have already developed a tradition of taste testing at day 10 My first brew sucked bad (actually I tasted that one at day 7) and I had to dump my sample bottle at day 11 it was good. Brew 2 and three were good at day 10 and my latest which I tasted this past Saturday at day 10 sucked and tasted exactly like the first. I'll try another tomorrow but then I'm going away for a couple of weeks so it will sit for awhile.

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