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Old 12-22-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Forgotten Keg O' Beer!

Last Friday I was crawling around my crawlspace to get the Christmas tree and decorations out of storage, when what should I come across when I move a box out of the way? A five gallon corny of a Dortmunder Export Lager I brewed last May!!! I brewed ten gallons and served one corny at our wedding shower at the end of last July. It turned out pretty tasty. The other corny, I put in the crawlspace to stay cool, figuring I'd put it on tap later that summer. I obviously forgot about it!

I put it in the garage to chill. I think I'll put it on CO2 as soon as one of the kegs I have on now kicks and see how it tastes. It was stored at ~62oF. I wonder what I can expect?

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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Great "find"! I'll bet it's awesome. The hop bitterness may have mellowed out a bit, but that will just let the malt shine through better... and that should be good for a Dortmunder. Let us know how it turns out.

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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Well does the crawlspace ALWAYS stay cool? Or in the summer does it spike up? If it stayed cool it will proably be one of the best beers you ever made...if it got heated and cooled several times it might show signs of age...

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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How many cornies do you have to forget about one? Great find, let us know the results.

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Nice. Loves me a good Dortmunder. I bet that is one fantastically tasty brew.

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Oh!! Yes please!

A tasting report, and maybe a pic would be very much appreciated indeed!

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Not sure which is better, finding a $20 bill in an old pair of jeans, or finding an entire keg of lager that has mistakenly been aging for 7 months.

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Last Friday I was crawling around my crawlspace ...

The other corny, I put in the crawlspace to stay cool ...


Sorry for OT, but I have to ask. I have often heard people refer to crawlspaces, but I've never understood what they were talking about. What is that, exactly? Is it space in your attic? Under a pier and beam house?

I live in an area where there are no basements (I'm not sure why they aren't very common in Dallas), most houses are on concrete slab foundations, and the only stuff you'd put in an attic are things that can tolerate 130 degree heat in the summer. Not a good place for a lager.
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Sorry for OT, but I have to ask. I have often heard people refer to crawlspaces, but I've never understood what they were talking about. What is that, exactly? Is it space in your attic? Under a pier and beam house?
It's the part under your house when you dont have a basement or are not on a solid slab foundation, typically under 4' in height. Plumbing and all that sort is down there. Too short to be a basement.
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Roobarb,

Wow.
I love to find something I have stashed and forgotten.
Like one time in the early 70's.
I was living in an $75. a month {and all bills paid!}
'old servants quarters' behind the old 'big house'
on 'Swiss ave' in Dallas.
I was back from U.T. Austin and was the owner of:
'Rock Bottom Landscaping co.'
and 'was as broke as it was possible to be.'

I was out front checking my mail and looked up and,
'uh oh...'
Here comes another one,
a 'newbie preacher'.
A 'Theological Seminary' was 'around there some where'
and when ever one saw a young man with other
than 'cut offs' on,
and with 'that gleem' in his eye,
coming right at ya,
and smiling,
you knew it was a newbie preacher and ducked.

No, I wasn't 'checking my mail' I was 'working in the flowerbed'
digging up weeds for my rent that time.
Here came a newbie preacher and I thought:
"Dern"!
"I'm cornered".

I was surrounded by the building on three sides,
I was on my knees pulling weeds and couldn't get away,
so I got preached at, till a question arose.

We went back to 'my Hut' to get my Bible,
so he could look up something
and I could 'take a pxxx.'

I came out of the bathroom and the newbie preacher
was holding the Bible in one hand
and a hundred dollar bill in the other,
with a surprised look on his face.
I thought you said you didn't have any money
and were pulling those weeds to help with your rent?

Why yes, I replied.
I am as broke as it is possible to be.

But where did this $100. come from?

Was it in that Bible?
I started jumping around and dancing around
and saying things like"
'Mexican food tonight!'
{I was really thinking 'I can get me a lid'}

I told him my Mom had given that $100.
to me almost a year ago for my birthday
and I had forgotten it.
And that I kept 'money' in my Bible:
"Because that would be the last place a thief would look."
He was amazed,
and had to go off and think about that one.
He came back and said:
"I'll always remember that."
"The last place a thief would look, indeed."
And preached at me a little and left.

It's fun to find something valuable you have previously stashed.
5 gallons of 'forgotten beer' would 'cheer me up too.'


Luck and Later Roo,

Today I brew a batch

Tomorrow I cut firewood

Then I hunt coon

{Writers note, that was written 2 days ago,
and last night, the first night we have been out hunting,
Sandymay got herself a big old coon, 20Lbs!
A big female and her fur is thick, beautiful and talk about prime!
Today I take a few pictures and then skin her.}


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