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78kombi 08-09-2009 06:30 PM

long term storage
Hey all.
I brewed my christmas ale on June 1st to be sure itll be aged nicely.
i had it in a secondary til a week ago, and i just kegged it..
my question is this. will it be ok to store til christmas?
right now i have 15 psi in the tank and its tucked away..im guessing i should just test the pressure every few weeks to make sure its not leaking huh?
as long as i dont do this with a tap there should be some left!
so is 4 months too long to store?


Nugu 08-09-2009 07:06 PM

People commonly store brews 1-2 years, longer happens frequently too but mainly only on high 10%+ ABV.

So yes, you're fine. In fact most swear by aging their beers ~3-4 months to get maximum flavor. (With exceptions to the rule like wheats)

Edit: Just in case you forgot. Remember to purge the tank of air after kegging it too, to maximize shelf life. Put pressure on, turn off co2, let it sit a minute or two, release the co2/air, and then re-pressurize.

78kombi 08-09-2009 07:31 PM

Thanks Nugu, i did purge the tank.and yeah i had a homebrew xmas ale that was a year old and it was AMAZING!, which is why im going for at least six months..Joe

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