I decided to brew a beer out of Charlie Papazian's book The Complete Joy of Home Brewing. This is the fourth batch I have brewed and I wanted to brew an English Brown Ale. I also want to get a steady supply of home brew. I found this recipe for Elbro Nertke Brown Ale. It is supposed to be an award winning recipe, "heralded for its quick maturity. The instructions say this beer is quickly-maturing and lends itself to single stage fermentation. It says to bottle after 5-6 days and it is drinkable in another 7. This sounded great because it would help me keep a steady supply of beer. All of the other beers I have brewed (Pale Ale, Red Ale, Stout) have not tasted bad when tasting hydrometer samplings after 2 weeks but they have tasted like they need more time to mature. Why will this beer be any different? I have thought about following the 1-2-3 rule but I am lead to believe I don't need to. If anyone has brewed this beer or tasted it please let me know what you think. I would love to be drinking this beer in a week but I will put it in a secondary fermenter also let it bottle age if it needs it.