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How long bottle - Pale Ale - US-05 at 16c

Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by edward service, 26/6/19.

 

  1. edward service

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    Posted 26/6/19
    Any thoughts on how long I should leave in bottle?

    First brew!
     
  2. enikoy

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    Posted 26/6/19
    Standard answer is 3 weeks. But to be honest, since I have been doing all grain, I've found that even after 4 days there can be
    reasonable low carbonated beer to test. I drink them at all ages, it's a good education on how the beer develops. Though Ive never served to anyone else before 2 weeks and I'd decided it was done.
     
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    Posted 28/6/19
    Two weeks minimum in my opinion; one for carbonation and another for ripening / flavors to even out.
    Stronger & darker beers will generally take a bit longer to reach their prime.
    Tasting each batch at 2, 4, 6, 8 & 12 weeks since bottling is a great way to see how the flavors develop and change over time - one of the best parts of brewing!
     
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