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Old 03-20-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
Feb 2008
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Just home from work, had a bottle of "BrewTec Brown Ale" can kit bottled for 4 weeks. Was pretty nice, with a slight yeasty taste. Probably as good as the major commercial (weak flavourless) beers in NZ... maybe.

I followed that one up with a "Coopers Lager Can kit" that was 7 weeks in the bottle. WOW! The yeasty after taste that was there after 4 weeks has gone! Its not perfect by any means but considering this batch was only in primary for 4 days then bottled.. not to shabby! A lot cleaner tasting then it was for sure. Only 1 bottle left to save now.... hmmm

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Old 03-20-2008, 10:57 AM   #2
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I am just coming to grips with the fact that the longer you let it set, the better the end result. Aging definately helps the taste and clarity of the beer.

I just get impatent and want to try the beer.... I've got a Scotish Wee Heavy that has been in the bottle for 5 weeks now, got three more before I give it a try... probably longer after that because it's such a heavy beer... but I've brewed enough that my beer closet is stocked pretty well, so it's easier to wait when you have other homebrews to drink!!
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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I'm finding that out as first batch which was a mr beer. tasted nasty after the 2 week priming period but i just couldn't wait. last night i cracked another to have with dinner and it didn't taste bad at all. It wasn't amazing, but it tasted significantly better than the first. its been about a month and a half to two months in the bottles.

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Old 03-20-2008, 03:01 PM   #4
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Glad it worked out...did you think we were just making this stuff up?

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Old 03-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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got to agree. I had some of my first batch last night. 5 weeks now compared to 3 when I tried it last. The hop aroma and flavor has really come out more.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
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Another convert!! Woohoo!!
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