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Old 04-05-2006, 02:16 AM   #1
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I am now either finished or almost finished drinking a couple of batches that are now about 4-6 months old. As expected they have all gotten gradually better-tasting as they aged. One thing that has really surprised me, though, is that as they have gotten to the 5 or 6 month old stage is that they have suddenly become amazingly clear. I haven't had a problem with cloudy or hazy beer, but this is really a noticeable change.

I don't know if the clearness has any effect on the actual flavor, but to me it makes it more appetizing/appealing when it is clearer.

I sure wish I could just put two cases aside sometime and not even touch them for two months. It sure is hard to do that, though!

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Old 04-05-2006, 02:28 AM   #2
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Yeah, well, we should all do that with all our beers. Chairman Cheyco's beer usually almost makes it to almost fully carbonated before he drinks it all.

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My most recent batch (a porter) only made it through a week and a half in the bottles before I discovered that it was already good. At this rate, I'll be lucky if it lasts through the month!

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Old 04-05-2006, 03:09 AM   #4
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My 6 pack of every batch stash is now a bottle of each stash

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Old 04-05-2006, 03:29 AM   #5
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Yeah, well, we should all do that with all our beers. Chairman Cheyco's beer usually almost makes it to almost fully carbonated before he drinks it all.
This stuff is supposed to carbonate?!?! I thought it was going bad!
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This stuff is supposed to carbonate?!?! I thought it was going bad!
I note that your primary and secondary both have "sanitizer" in them. If you start to run low on your stash, keep in mind that "sanitizer" is not a style of beer.
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I note that your primary and secondary both have "sanitizer" in them. If you start to run low on your stash, keep in mind that "sanitizer" is not a style of beer.
Wow, thanks for the tip, I learn so much on this board...
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