Topic: Oat Beer
We drank most of the liter of oat beer tonight. It tasted great when I tried it earlier in the day, and I wondered whether to keep it for 3 weeks like the instructions had said for bottle conditioning, or whether to go with "If it tastes great, drink it now". Finally, the fact that I will need the extra soda pop bottles when I bottle the malt extract beer either tomorrow or the day after made the decision. I kept a small amount of the oat beer in a small plastic bottle. In two weeks, I'll taste it and see how it would be if I'd waited longer. It was only a week in the primary fermentation and 3 days in the bottle conditioning (soda pop bottles with screw-on top). I have no way of measuring the alcohol, but it seems more than the same amount of commercial beer would have. It is also very filling, especially when we got down to the bottom of the bottle.