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Old 03-29-2012, 01:39 AM   #11
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Okay is better than satan's monkey-ass taste. Nice time-capsule though.Wish i had a forgotten treasure. Any idea's what was in it specifically?

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:31 AM   #12
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Yeah, thankfully no Satan or monkey ass. I know that the Amber Ale was a LME kit. The Canadian was all LME also, but the employee at the LHBS ran around the store grabbing ingredients and I had no input so I don't recall the recipe.
Unfortunately, there was only one Lager and 6 Ales, which are going down the drain now.

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:36 AM   #13
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Uhh,satan's monkey ass goin down the drain?

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:05 PM   #14
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Default 6 year old cream ale

I just found a case of bombers bring spring cleaning. The label aid 6/16/06. I couldn't wait to try one. I popped it open and it off gassed a lot. It tasted very good, maybe better than before although after 300 batches it is tough to recall one from the other.

I was very surprised and I survived to tell about it.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #15
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Don't know that amber ales are made for extended frozen cellering but it won't kill you.

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What's the best method for long-term storage? I've been keeping a single bottle of each of my brews so far, but they're just in a cupboard above my fridge.

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I was very surprised and I survived to tell about it.
Why? Why do folks have this silly belief that somehow old homebrew is dangerous? Noone thinks twice about old wine, homemade or otherwise, nor do folks have problems with "vertical tastings" is it's by rogue or stone?

Do folks just not get simple facts? That 1) Homebrew is no different than commercial beer, or wine for that matter. We use the SAME ingredients and the SAME methods, just on a smaller scale. 2) And most important nothing pathogenic can exist in beer/wine/cider/mead.

Do these two simple premises escape most of you? If this is the case, if this basic understanding is missing, then the folks writing the books, and those of us teaching, are failing the hobby....

There's no reason for folks to fear it. It might not have stood the test of time, but it's not gonna hurt you folks.

If you have the oppurtunity, don't fear it, embrace it.
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Im thinking the worse thing that can happen when you open those bottles is you might have some malt vinegar to put on your french fries.

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What's the best method for long-term storage? I've been keeping a single bottle of each of my brews so far, but they're just in a cupboard above my fridge.
I would store them somewhere cool,oxycaps help,more hops help,maybe minimal headspace like 1/2 inch,higher abv beers.Ive had no bad results with many of beers i made so far that i tried over a year,alot were not hoppy,high abv, had 2 inch head space and were not stored much below 60 or oxycaps. Still great beers.Dark and somewhat cool works.
I find above my fridge tends to be the warmest place in the house usually.Not really ideal storage conditions unless you wanted them to carb quicker.
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I would store them somewhere cool,oxycaps help,more hops help,maybe minimal headspace like 1/2 inch,higher abv beers.Ive had no bad results with many of beers i made so far that i tried over a year,alot were not hoppy,high abv, had 2 inch head space and were not stored much below 60 or oxycaps. Still great beers.Dark and somewhat cool works.
I find above my fridge tends to be the warmest place in the house usually.Not really ideal storage conditions unless you wanted them to carb quicker.
I could probably stick them in the garage, but I'm not sure that would be much better. I hate not having a basement.
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