Hardball said:I am brewing AHB mini-mash IPA I next.
I will let you know in 3 months how it is.
SilkkyBrew said:IPAs (especially if > 1.060 gravity) may require a bit more aging due to the gravity alone, but I don't think significantly longer...
Generally speaking, I think 3 months would probably be ideal aging for a medium gravity brew, in my opinion... I would never judge a beer (well, I would but wouldnt expect it to be at its best) after only 6 weeks (1-2-3 rule). 6 weeks plus an addition 4-6 weeks of aging (maybe cold aging in the fridge), then I would expect something pretty good for a medium gravity ale.
fwiw, I tend to like my IPAs when they are fresh and feisty as well as when they have aged a bit.Willsellout said:3 Months? Why so long? Do IPA's require a little more conditioning?
I also ordered the mini mash and will be testing out my new mash tun with it instead of steeping the grains. It should be interesting...
Try the 1-2-3 schedule that many folks use. Though, I generally start sampling after about 2 weeks in the bottle.BrooZer said:i just ordered the AHS Liberty Ale clone.
How do you guys suggest aging? 1 week in primary and then 4 in secondary or what would you suggest?
BrooZer said:I use the 1-2-3 sched usually but ive never brewed medium to high gravity brews.