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Six day IPA
« on: May 10, 2011, 03:47:38 PM »
 Been a lot of talk of fast beer lately. Well, darn it, I'm doing it! Got a bbq I'm planning next weekend, and my 10 gallons of wheat is about gone. It's gone over real well with my friends here. Need to get something else on tap for the party. So, I'm doing my house IPA. I've done it in 8 days before. This time, I plan to brew on Saturday, and keg 5 gallons of it Friday night, and cold crash it. Saturday morning, I will force carb it, and be drinking by 6 p.m. that day. I'll keg the other 5 gallons after it's had a full 14 days. Call me crazy, but i'm doing it!  8)
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 04:11:16 PM »
Good luck! No dry hop?

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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 08:47:47 PM »
What, for like three hours on Saturday afternoon?  ;D
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 08:53:25 PM »
Gutsy move.  Is it a big beer?

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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 09:45:38 PM »
Post a follow up. You got me on the edge of my seat!
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 09:54:29 PM »
I'm calling you crazy.  ;)
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 12:01:03 AM »
Been a lot of talk of fast beer lately. Well, darn it, I'm doing it! Got a bbq I'm planning next weekend, and my 10 gallons of wheat is about gone. It's gone over real well with my friends here. Need to get something else on tap for the party. So, I'm doing my house IPA. I've done it in 8 days before. This time, I plan to brew on Saturday, and keg 5 gallons of it Friday night, and cold crash it. Saturday morning, I will force carb it, and be drinking by 6 p.m. that day. I'll keg the other 5 gallons after it's had a full 14 days. Call me crazy, but i'm doing it!  8)

Weaz, what's the 8-day recipe? I just got notice that there's a block party here in two weeks and I'd love to have an IPA ready in addition to the ESB I'm doing.
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 06:17:54 AM »
Good luck. BTW,ya gotta have a follow-up post on its success.
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 06:56:36 AM »
I'm calling you crazy.

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What OG are you looking for?  Seems like a lot of the quick turnaround brews are in the sub-1.040 range.
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 07:18:24 AM »
IMO, as long as you have a good yeast starter and good fermentable wort, 8 days will work.  Instead of dry hopping, a few times I have chilled the wort down to 180-170 and added some aroma hops.  I let them sit for about 20 minutes at that temp and then continue to chill the wort. 

I did this a few times back in CA when I brewed with Beverage Bob that see on the forums.  Not quite the same as dry hopping, but a viable substitute IMO.  I would say most of my ales are done fermenting in 3-5 days anyway.

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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 11:48:28 AM »
Stranger things have happened.

Try keeping the gravity on the lower side of the IPA range to allow for a faster ferment.  ;)
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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 12:17:27 PM »
IMO, as long as you have a good yeast starter and good fermentable wort, 8 days will work. 

As I mentioned in the "Fastest Beer" thread, I pulled off my first AG brew years ago in 9 days.  Granted, it was fermented @ higher temps (70F...ish) in a water bath w/ a fan & t-shirt but it was without a starter and I didn't know about crash cooling either.  If I'd done those things, I bet I could have gone a lot shorter.

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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 12:25:00 PM »
I think you can have an IPA ready in 6 days, but I'll bet if you let it age for a couple of weeks, it'll be a whole lot better.

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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 12:31:25 PM »
I brewed a 1.070 IPA that I dumped on a yeast cake of WY1968, and in seven days after brewing it was kegged and tasting fantastic.

Yep, it can be done.

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Re: Six day IPA
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2011, 12:38:31 PM »
I think you can have an IPA ready in 6 days, but I'll bet if you let it age for a couple of weeks, it'll be a whole lot better.

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I sampled a 3 week old 8% Brown Ale last night and It sure tasted good as well.  I can't wait to taste it in a couple of months.

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