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  1. asg816

    Any Experience Aging Holiday Ales?

    So…. I brewed a holiday ale this season & I bottled quite a bit more than I can drink in a reasonable time. I’ve read some mixed things about the shelf life of ales, so I’m wondering if anyone has had any (good and/or bad) experience aging their ales for longer than say…. 4 to 12 months. Mine is...
  2. C

    Lagering in the bottle

    Hello. I have a question. Lets say I brew a Kolsch which is fermented cool with ale yeast and then lagered. This beer is usually lagered in bulk, dropping the temperature of the whole fermenter once the beer is fully attenuated and have had an diacetyl rest. And packaging after that. Would...
  3. R

    Carbonation Issues

    So I currently have 2 batches currently bottle conditioning and they have been for about 2 and a half weeks at around 70F. Of which I used 1cup of dextrose for priming with just enough hot water to dissolve it all and when bottling would give my beer a stir every 6-8 bottles as I do with all my...
  4. U

    New Here Bottling Issue

    So I started brewing a couple months back so my experience isn't massive. But I've read John Palmer, and try to stick by "the book." In terms of all the brewing literature/knowledge I've obtained as far as proper procedure. But with that being said on to what I am sure is a "noob" problem...
  5. PHayward81

    First time cider (wild and crab apples), bottle carb'ed, tastes yeasty... bottle aging?

    Hi, first time poster and first time cider maker here. I'm an all-grain brewer who wanted to try a cider from wild apples growing around my property. The question: My cider has been in the bottle one week (I know that's way too young) but it has a yeasty, bread taste. Will this resolve from...
  6. DrinkinSurfer

    Should I bottle it or keep it in the fermenter?

    My first brew is currently sitting in the primary right now. It is a Belgian Ale and is 8 days old. My OG was 1.063 and my current SG is 1.014. I wouldn't dare bottling until I make sure that this is in fact my FG. I was wondering if it would be better to: A) leave it in the primary for an extra...