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Old 11-05-2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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First time brewing, doing the Coopers Bavarian Lager. Have bottled and now have been in bottles for two weeks. My understanding is that it should be about good to go, but I understand also that the longer, couple of months, it will get even better.

Do people normally try it after two weeks, or is there a certain time period, just to see how it is. IF it isn't that great, at what point do you call the batch a dud?

 
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
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give it a try, it'll should have some carbonation by now. It's still a very green beer and will only get better with time.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:09 AM   #3
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Ok. It seems a little sour and a little bitter. Almost like a wine....does seem pretty potent though.

 
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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The stronger the beer the more time it takes to reach it's best flavor. 2 weeks is way to soon. I would have advised you to wait a minimum of 3 weeks or a month before tasting. Ive got some I've be conditioning for 3 months so far it's still not ready. But this way you be able to taste the improvement as it ages.

It's a shame when people put in all that work get impatient and drink up a bunch of green beer only to say you know I didn't think the beer was all that great but that last bottle was really goooooood!!!
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