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How fast can an all-grain batch be ready to drink


D.C. Barber • Sacramento, California asks,

What is the fastest time an all-grain homebrewer such as myself who bottle conditions his beer can brew, ferment, and have drinkable beer? I have been asked this question quite often by novices and I usually tell them 2.5 to three weeks. I then state that in order to do this a brewer must have a very active yeast slurry and a refrigerator.

So you wanna know just how fast you can be sippin’ your suds after brewing and you’re afraid that your friends will be afraid of your beer if you tell them that
Response by Ashton Lewis.