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Old 11-18-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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I was cleaning my basement ,errr my brewery the other day and discovered a hidden 6 pack of honey wheat ? Honey wheat whats that from. I havent made a HW in ummm almost two years? Could it still be good? No way, but i cant just throw it away. I know like any good homebrewer would do ill throw it in the fridge.I popped one the next knight and it nearly foamed over,but whatta ya know it tasted really good.I expected it to be yeasty after all it was bottle conditioned for 2 years. So my question is what was the oldest homebrew anyone else has had aside from barleywine??? I still cant belive it almost two years and it was good!!

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Old 11-18-2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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I have a bottle down stairs that is about 15 years old.

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:32 AM   #3
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Does mead count? Because I have some mead that is about a dozen years old. Not much left, just a couple bottles, but.........

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:33 AM   #4
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I have a bottle of stout that's nearly 9 years old. I brewed it the weekend after my son was born. Gonna make him drink it at 21

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Old 11-18-2009, 05:00 AM   #5
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lol, 11 years to go?

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I had a friends 26 yr old beer. Pure malt my friend. Nothing left but malt. Like syrup

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I have a bottle of stout that's nearly 9 years old. I brewed it the weekend after my son was born. Gonna make him drink it at 21
Dig it! I have wine that I would do the same. Time to start designing that beer for him/her too!
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I've got a keg of barley wine made in Jan 2005. Just tapped it, as it took 6 years to finish the 2003.

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I have a bottle of stout that's nearly 9 years old. I brewed it the weekend after my son was born. Gonna make him drink it at 21
That is an awesome idea. I'll have to remember that when I have a child.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #10
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I was cleaning my basement ,errr my brewery the other day and discovered a hidden 6 pack of honey wheat ? Honey wheat whats that from. I havent made a HW in ummm almost two years? Could it still be good? No way, but i cant just throw it away. I know like any good homebrewer would do ill throw it in the fridge.I popped one the next knight and it nearly foamed over,but whatta ya know it tasted really good.I expected it to be yeasty after all it was bottle conditioned for 2 years...
This almost exact thing happened to me last month. I found an extra pale ale among my dusty bottles and I haven't made an EPA in over 7 years! Threw it in the fridge and it was actually pretty good despite being so light. It was a hot day too so....
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