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First Batch Done

Skinner

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Hi all,

Just really exited that my first ale is done,
its great, better than I was expecting!
It is quite bitter but refreshing, about 5% abv.

Skinner
 

Skinner

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Ive only cracked open a few, im going to age the rest.

Though I have heard that beer after time can start to degrade. how long do you usually age yours?

Skinner
 

Oskaar

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Depends on the beers. I let my stouts and IPA go for a while, but lagers and american style ales I like pretty much once the carbonation peaks in the bottle after 2 or three weeks.

IPA and Stout I let go for about 90 days then chug away. I'm sure there are some folks out there who make a lot more beer than I do with better advice.

Cheers,

Oskaar
 

Skinner

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well it's pretty damn good right now
but ill see how it is in week or so.

Skinner
 

JoeM

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I usually wont even touch my beers until they have been in the bottle for 4-6 weeks as i find that most if not all beers improve noticeably within this time period. Darker/heavier beers such as porters and stouts can improve significantly with 6-8 months of aging. I have aged many beers past a year and find that although some do continue to improve, others do begin to degrade at the 12 month mark.
 

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