Quick Brew?

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  1. cearum

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    What are the chances I could brew a beer this evening, get it fermented and drinkable by Saturday? My friends wedding is then and they just told me I could bring some beer. I have some pre-made, but I would like to make something somewhat special.

    Ideas to make it work:
    - Low OG
    - High pitching ratio
    - Dry hop in keg to mask green beer
    - ????

    I'm looking for a "Don't do it because..." or "Do it!" I have to decide in the next few hours as well.

    Ideas and feedback is welcome.
     
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    American Hefe yeast is one option. That yeast ends up in suspension anyway and tastes good. I would not worry about dry hopping in that case. Ferment 4-5 days, force carb, and serve. You are cutting it close but that might work.
     
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    Something with extract (to lower the brewing time, if that's a factor). I'd recommend the San Diego Super Yeast from White Labs - that stuff is voracious! Lola's Dirty Blonde is quick and should lend itself well to extract and steep or partial mash:

    http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... colate-ale

    Yes, it was ready in a week.

    Cheers and good luck!
     
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    Best of luck with it!
     
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    I've successfully brewed an excellent beer, carbonated and drinkable in 7 days, it was better at 10 but it can be done , San Diego super yeast, fresh with a 3 hour starter fermented fully in 4 days, ran it through a filter and force carbonated 2 times in 2 days, I think luck had a little to do with it and a slightly warm fermentation at 72 , good luck as well :}
     
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    How'd it come out?
     
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    I should have trusted my gut in thinking that the hop schedule might be a bit too big. It turned out a bit too bitter as it took forever to chill the wort for some reason. Otherwise, I think it went over pretty well considering they weren't really a beer drinking crowd. They went through most of the liquor though.

    I could tell the beer was pretty green yet. I'll let what's left sit for a few weeks and see how it develops. :)
     

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