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Old 04-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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So when I was at the homebrew store buying the ingredients for my tripel, I was asking about methods for aging it in the bottles for a year or so. He recommended I buy some wine bottle wax, and wax the top of the beer bottles, caps and all. he said put the wax in an empty soup can, melt it down and dip the bottle top in...

does anyone else recommend this? im not adverse to trying it or anything, only going to do 6 and a tall bottle, but is it not recommended or anything?

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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I have never had any issues with aging without wax. I just had a barley wine from about 2 years ago and it was fine.

But wax does not sound like a bad idea. if nothing else it sounds like fun so i may try it.

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there's NO technical reason to wax properly capped beer bottles. other than the LHBS gets to sell you more stuff.

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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there's NO reason to wax properly capped beer bottles. other than the LHBS gets to sell you more stuff.
And if it's done right it looks cool!
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:33 AM   #5
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The directions you got from your LHBS are fine. I would add:

1: melt the wax in a empty tuna fish canor something so you can just kleave it inthere until the next batch.

2: Do it out doors with a grille of some kind, I got tagged for some of my deposit when I moved out of this joint:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f38/ris-...s-brews-62424/

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They sell O2 caps that are supposed to help keep the O2 out of your bottles. These might be nice to prevent oxidation for long-term storage. The wax might not be a bad idea, but I doubt it's really necessary. Might look cool on the right bottle.

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My favorite Whiskey comes with a waxed cap!

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My favorite Whiskey comes with a waxed cap!
same as some favorite beers


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i think it makes a difference in long term storage, or maybe it just gives me peace of mind.. plus it makes it easier to resist temptation of cracking open something you don't have a lot of.

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same as some favorite beers
I was at their brewery a few years ago!
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