I just bottled my first brew this last Thur, its a 6% chocolate coffee porter. Its sitting in the hall closet at about 68-70 degrees. How long should I wait to open one of these bad boys up? I'm really anxious to start drinking it.
...there is little to be learned about the beers journey by repeated samplings in the bottle....
Of the 250 or so bottles of beer that I bottled, I've had 3 that weren't carbonated or not very carbonated because the cap wasn't on good enough. Had I laid those bottles on their sides, I would have had beer all over from leaking out the cap but standing on their bottoms (upright position), all that leaked was a little carbon dioxide. Much easier to clean up.Nice info Revvy!
Any thought on storing the bottles on their sides?? I was loosely following a recipe for a Fat Tire clone and it suggested storing the bottles on their sides??? Never heard of this before ..