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Old 02-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Unintentional aging experiment: 7 weeks in primary,, oops!

I have this brew that has been sitting around for oh, id say just shy of 2 months in my basement in the primary carboy sitting on its cake of US-05 at around 40 F. simple lighter beer cream ale like. the grains i used were pilsen, carapils, flaked corn and rice,, and one hop addition of 1.00 crystal at 40 minutes.

Unfortunately with the holiday rush,work and 4 crazy kids, and an in process brewery on the build, i let the brew go to the wayside and havent really thought much of it. Some master of my hobby, right?

Im wondering the outcome of the brew if i try to bottle it,, it looks amazing, crystal clear and beautiful light straw color. i was considering raising the temp and trying to D rest it but im wondering if its really needed. anyone wanna chime in on my experiment?

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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I have one sitting in primary that I brewed on Christmas Day. I wouldn't worry, just bottle it and let it prime up.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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It will be fine. Proceed as usual.

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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yeah i figures as much.. im just wondering what kinda flavors i might get from sitting on the cake so long,, or if my cake would be viable for harvest and re use after.

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:26 AM   #5
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Should be fine. Take a gravity sample and drink it. It will tell you more about the beer than anyone here can guess at.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #6
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You shouldn't have any off flavors from sitting on the cake for seven weeks. I've had beer sit on the cake for three and four months at a time. The cake will still be viable.

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:48 AM   #7
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I have a 100% brett beer that is in the "primary" since last May with no sign of autolysis. You'll be fine.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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Should be good off flavors from yeast i find is nothing to do with how long its been on the yeast cake. Its all about a healthy fermentation.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #9
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thanks for the input. Now ive just gotta find time to bottle this beast with the crazy schedule!

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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I have a crazy lambic/quad hybrid I brewed on Christmas 2010 still sitting in primary. :P

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