Janx said:...maybe some esters and whatnot from long yeast contact, but in Belgium they call "off flavors" a style
NUCC98 said:Belgian Beer Drinker: Wow....it's not bad, but it's got this weird sorta...I don't know.....'off' flavor to it....you must have screwed up the recipe...
Belgian Brewer: Um...yeah...no, that's um SUPPOSED to be like that...yeah....REAL old technique.....I'm not surprised you haven't heard of it....
i would brew a week or two later, rack to secondary the day you leave, and let it sit in secondary for an awesome two months.Sam75 said:How about in the secondary?
With luck, I'm going to be doing an IPA this weekend. I guesstimate its SG somewhere north of 70. If I do it Friday, March 11th as planned, it'll go into the secondary on the 18th.
Here's my quandry....I have to go out of town on April 5th, and I'll be out of town until May 17th. So should I try to bottle before I leave (after about 2 weeks in the secondary), or should I just leave it in the secondary for 2 months and bottle when I get back?
ROCK ON HB99!homebrewer_99 said:I left a Hefe Weizen in the primary (plastic) for like 32 days once (I had a heart attack and couldn't do any heavy lifting, etc., for a while). I thought I ruined it, but it won Best of Show and Best of Style over 100 entries.
Franiblector said:and good luck with the brew sam!
i am so impatient i think i would have to go on a trip to leave my beer in secondary that long. just kidding.
i can't help it - i love homebrew. i'm a total beer snob now.
and now that i've seen the benefits of long secondary-ing, it's worth the wait!
Franiblector said:ROCK ON HB99!
Glad you're OK and "allowed' to drink beer after a heart attack!
Longer is better. Although, if you left it in primary as long as this thread has been around, we'd have a confirmed case of autolysis methinks.