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Joe DiBenedetti
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Username: Docwino

Post Number: 122
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Made an English bitter on Mar,3rd. Spent a week in the primary and two in the secondary and I was going to bottle it at the end of the month. As we all know things come up and plans change, so I had to leave it in the secondary for another week. Last week it was just beer. Today when I went to bottle it, come to find out I had gained a few gravity points, the flavors married perfectly and the hops are a lot more noticeable. If this hobby teaches anything-----it's patience.
 

michael atkins
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Username: Mga

Post Number: 140
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 01:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now leave it in the bottle for a month longer than you had planned. -- "Your patience will be rewarded"!
Love This Hobby!
 

Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 646
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Joe, while on the whole I agree with you, sometime, like 1 in 20 batches, I find a bitter is best when it is about 10 days old. Straight out of the keg, when it is really fresh it can be sublime, but after a few weeks it can still be good, just not as good. Funny - just goes to show that no matter how experienced you are you can never truly predict the results when brewing.
 

Michael Michaelsen
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Username: Mikemike

Post Number: 28
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"An extra week is worth its weight in gold"

What's the weight of a week?
 

Carl McCoy
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Username: Ib4it

Post Number: 89
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"What's the weight of a week?"

I got my scale out, I'll let you know in a week.
 

Roger Herpst
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Username: Roger456

Post Number: 122
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 10:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My last extract batch was an ESB I brewed in December (maybe earlier). I really did not like it when it was first "ready," carb'd, and kegged. Now that it is april and the keg is VERY light, it is of course quite tasty.
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1329
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

>What's the weight of a week?

Roughly 1/4 of the weight of a month. Everyone knows that a month weights 1/12 of a year.
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. Itís what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel.
 

Fredrik
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Username: Fredrik

Post Number: 2111
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 06:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An equality between time and mass, now that would be sensational :-) That reminds me of one certain Dr crackpot that used to flood some of the usenet sci.* groups some ~8 years ago with weird and sensational theories.

One theory he pulled up was a time-mass eqvivalence relation - as an update to einsteins original (and in his opinion obviously flawed E=mc^2). These guy also invented his own units for time - named after himself.

From what I recall he also predicted that tweaking earths axis would stop global disasters and epidemics.

He always posted, exclusively, in capital letters and referred to himself in third person.

/Fredrik
 

Geoff Buschur
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Username: Avmech

Post Number: 696
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shouldn't it read: An extra week is worth its _wait_ in gold ?
 

Joe DiBenedetti
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Username: Docwino

Post Number: 127
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shouldn't it read: An extra week is worth its _wait_ in gold ?

Bingo, couldn't have said it better. As a matter of fact I didn't.