looking to make something that i can drink soon

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stevefromga2000

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i'm getting ready to make a second batch, going to buy the stuff this weekend and cook it up. my question is pretty easy though, just looking for some opinions.

i want to make a beer that doesn't take long at all before i can drink it. what are some of the fastest ready to drink beers? i like just about all kinds of beer, so any suggestions are appreciated. thanks in advance.
 

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amber ales are pretty quick... Wheat beers are quick to because they are best fresh and are ready as soon as they are carb'd.
 

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Simple red ale can be ready from kettle to glass in a few weeks, although i recommend leave it in the primary for a month.
 

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A weizen is fast from what I have heard, although I've not yet made any.
 

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I expect most on here will disapprove, but I've made maybe 4 of my batches (mostly pale ales or IPAs) from brew to drink in less than 2 weeks. Were they optimal? Probably not. Were they good? I loved 'em! Bottom line for me was I just started home brewing and wanted to drink my own beer ASAP!

I've only made 13 batches so far, but I just made a Cascade IPA that fermented down in 5 days in primary. I bottled it on day 8 (today), and I expect it'll be carbed by Saturday night. Don't get me wrong: they're better after 3-4 weeks, but they're darn good even early on.

I think Goldiggie has a post on that recently...
 

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Higher alcohol beers take longer to ferment and become drinkable. If you want a quick beer, try a session beer such as a mild.

Also, pitch a decent amount of yeast and aerate well to ensure that you get a healthy and vigorous fermentation.
 
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thanks for the link. i think i'm going to try a hefweizen. wish me luck, i will let everybody know how it turns out
 

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I believe English mild ales are ready to drink fairly quickly. I remember there was a recipe in CHarlie Papazien's book that was supposed to be ready in 10-14 days- Elbro Nerkte Brown Ale.
 

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I would suggest you make.......a run to the beer store! Doesn't get quicker than that!
 

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Low gravity and proper pitching rate are key to a fast beer, and if you keg instead of bottle it gets quicker. I've heard of an ESB being ready to drink seven days from brew day.
 
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