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Old 01-12-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Since moving to Chicago three years ago I have one bottle of beer left from each batch, including the ones I've kegged, except for the first batch I did which was lost from an accident involving my refrigerator's subtle vibrations, time and gravity.

I have no idea when, why or how I should drink these last remaining bottles. Any ideas? Do any of you guys do something similar?

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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I have been saving two or three bottles from each batch as well. I am thinking about doing a tasting of them on a special day (birthday, holiday, etc) or maybe even trying them at 6 months from brew, 1 year from brew, etc.

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I have a few high alcohol brews tucked away too, including my barleywine that is over 8 years old. Saving that for just an occasion you mention. I attempted saving average strength brews and, obviously, they don't last as long as their higher strength brethren.

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Ya, some of them are surely way past their "freshness" date, but it would still be fun to crack one open from 2-3 years ago and see whats happened since then. There's a lot of sentimental attachment to brewing, IMHO, as you spend a decent amount of each year waiting to try each batch, especially if you bottle.

I think I'll stop being so sentimental and crack some open on a special occasion I see fitting.

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How about when you hit 1000 posts?

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Not a bad idea. That means I need to stay off HBT until I'm home from work. It will take some effort, but I think I can do it...
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