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pedroheartsummer 12-15-2012 01:20 PM

beer time capsule
after grandpa passed away we found his malt liquor recipe, his old stone crock, rusted bottle capper, and even a box of decades old caps (with cork inside the top to seal against the bottle). we followed his recipe and used all of his old supplies, which had probably been sitting in his garage for longer than i've been alive. yesterday we bottled 5 gallons, and it occurred to me that these are essentially like beer time capsules. the date: 1950, the place: south dakota. i cant wait to crack one open and taste what he was drinking with the brothers in his fraternity.:mug:

Nagorg 12-15-2012 01:24 PM

Now thats AWESOME! Let us know how it turns out.

cheesehed007 12-15-2012 01:27 PM

Keeping track of this thread.... Make sure to take group photo... Love to see all the glasses raised high in honor of your grandpa. Cheers

CastleHollow 12-15-2012 01:31 PM

Very cool--I scored a box of those exact same caps a few years ago, they're just sitting on my shelf. Cheers to you for using them!

Onihige 12-15-2012 01:43 PM

Care to share the recipe?

signpost 12-15-2012 01:57 PM

So cool. I look forward to hearing how it turns out.

Revvy 12-15-2012 02:03 PM

Neat. I'd love to find an old crock fermenter one of these days.

unionrdr 12-15-2012 07:10 PM

My mother had one a bit taller than that one she made this sweet saurkraut in. Sis got it,now it's gone.:(

Obliviousbrew 12-15-2012 07:16 PM


pedroheartsummer 12-15-2012 11:03 PM


Neat. I'd love to find an old crock fermenter one of these days.
they're great. we've got two-six gallon crocks, one-three gallon crock, and one-fifteen gallon crock. we use the sixes and three as primary fermenters continually (boy do they get heavy). i'm going to try the 15 next month. its a little odd because it has a hole for an old wooden spigot. i've been uncomfortable deciding whether i could ever actually get the thing sanitized, but finally decided, hey, if people can sanitize wood barrels, why not this.
we HAD a 12 gallon and 30 gallon that were the greatest things known to man, but this is what we found when we opened the moving boxes in april.

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