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Old 06-22-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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I had to dump a batch that went bad today. I just racked a kolsch to the secondary, but that will take awhile to clear up. I have about 3 gallons of ready to drink beer kegged and carbonating.

I need to make something that will be drinkable fairly quickly. Something simple, too, I think. Any ideas?

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Old 06-22-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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A hefeweissen can be ready in 3 weeks, brewday to bottle.

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Old 06-22-2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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ed worts haus pale ale

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:19 PM   #4
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+1 on Edwort's Haus Ale... with crash cooling and kegging, I've hit 12 days from brew to glass. YMMV
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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Anything low on the hops will be quick. If you use White Labs English Ale yeast and Yeast Fuel in the primary it can take a few days off of your fermentation time. Just rack into a secondary when you hit FG. You could be kegging is 7-10 days.

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Old 06-23-2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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Browns & Milds can also be ready that fast, if you keep the gravity below 1.045.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:43 PM   #7
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All good ideas. American Wheat works, too, then you don't even need to worry about it clearing! I'm re-brewing the GoP wheat soon (big hit last weekend), but I'm going to add a little sweet orange peel this time for another element.
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