Patience

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  1. MrBIP

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    Learning patience ......

    Having one of my Imperial Stouts tonight. 85 days after brew day. Very much different today than it was just three weeks ago. Three weeks ago, I wasn't sure how soon I would be able to drink this .. cuz honesty, it was kinda nasty. Had a really harsh bite/after-taste. Today it's different, the harshness is gone and the after-taste seems appropriate - ok. Could just be my current mood or status of my taste buds, but, yes, I think this is good now. (I'll get a second follow-up opinion this week).

    Kinda got the same thing in my last California Common ... as I let it sit it became crystal clear - probably as clear of beer as I've made yet - and really smoothed out. .. lost all that bit of sulfur the comes from the (warm) lager yeast. Kinda sad there's not a lot left now. Next time, I'll leave it sit longer before I get into it.

    I still consider myself a "youngster" in much of this crowd, so finding these things interesting. .. and with each successive batch, I find it easier to wait ... because I'm learning, with some beers, the reward for patience.
     
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    Patience is a valuable lesson to learn. Maybe some day I will learn it.... ;-)
     
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    I am a very bad example of patience my self but have learned many times over that it pays off just to wait, Gravity is your friend :D
     
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    Just finished the last of my Lumberjack Amber Lager (Cali Common). Crystal Clear .. 85 days since brew day.
    Ya, it pays to wait it out.

    Now I gotta brew more and wait again. Dang it! :) :(
     
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    Get more kegs and keep all your vessels full. I know its time to brew because a keg blew that I brewed a year ago. Getting a big pipeline established take some work and investment, but when its full and operational, the beer is fantastic.
     
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    Oh, I've got plenty of beer to drink, just not that one.
    I'm brewing more than I can consume right, having to distribute plenty.
    (Well .. I probably could drink it all, but I don't think that would turn out very good for me)
     
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