Age of Homebrew

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  1. Brewmaster Tom

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    Greetings community,

    I don't know if there is an "accepted" answer but wanted to throw this out because I've always been curious...how do you determine what the "age" of a homebrew beer is? Does it start from the day it's brewed? Once fermentation is complete? Once it is bottled/kegged? Discuss.

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  2. LarryBrewer

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    I go from brew day.

    Most of my ales are perfect right around 45 days, some sooner. Depends on the yeast and how complex the beer is.
     
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    I guess I usually go from the day I bottle it but brew day would make sense. I feel like technically once primary is done it's aging though...
     
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    Yep, my 'brew day' measure does not account for fluctuations in how long the fermentation took. They are both valid measures. 45 is just my rule of thumb. As in sticking your thumb in boiling wort to tell if it is cool. :D
     

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