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Old 11-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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I just brewed a clone of Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome..extract with 8lbs of light DME based off a recipe in a clone book I have. OG was supposed to be 1.068 - 1.07. Mine came out @ 1.072. I noticed in the book that other recipes that have this high of an OG...it says bottle & age for 6 months. This recipe doesn't say that...which is why i brewed it...it should be ready for Christmas. Is this schedule good enough for a beer with an OG of 1.072.... 2 weeks primary...2 weeks secondary...3 weeks bottle?

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Old 11-08-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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It'll be tasty by Christmas, just a good bit taster in a few months.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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You'll be the judge. I'll bet you find some "hot"ness (alcohol bite) to it at 3 weeks in bottle that will condition out with time. This doesn't mean it won't be tasty.
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