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Old 09-23-2008, 03:51 AM   #1
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Default Just opened a 14 month old HB..

It 's the last bottle of my 2nd batch, an Austin Homebrew Supply West Coast Red Ale.
I brewed it July 7th, 2007.

This is probably the best bottle of the whole batch.
The extract twang is still there, but nowhere near as prevalent.
Full, lasting head.
Deep, clear red color.
Mildly sweet aroma.
Moderate hop presence.

It is much smoother than it was before. I didn't note what hop was used unfortunately. Maybe Forrest will see this thread and tell us which hop was included in the kit.


I definitely recommend aging a few bottles from each batch.





oops....should have taken a picture.

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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I still have one bottle left from my second batch in the beginning of February this year. You are making me want to hold onto it for a little while longer. It's a Continental Pale Ale - whatever that means.

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:22 AM   #3
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how long until they usually go bad. all mine get drank before the 6 month mark usually...

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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I'd really like to hold onto one. I've got a Rhubarb Wheat Mk I sitting in my closet (~3 months) and I'm having a terrible time holding back from uncapping it.

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #5
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YEAH!!!!!!!!

Did you read my follow up on my don't dump your beer thread....We found 6 more of my uber brew that I gave to a buddy in May. It was in the bottom of his keezer...It was fraking amazing!!!!

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I still have beer from every single batch I've brewed. That's 14 months as well.

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I still have beer from every single batch I've brewed. That's 14 months as well.
You obviously don't drink enough
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Sure don't.

Then again, I don't brew to drink.

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Sure don't.

Then again, I don't brew to drink.
touche........i once stated the very same thing and then everyone though i was nuts...
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Well, I do brew to drink...at least that's part of the reason. I have at least one of every brew that I have made since January. That's somewhere around 35 brews or so. Trust me, I drink plenty. However, I want to be able to compare from year to year how I have improved as a brewer. Going back and looking at previous posts is certainly a good measure. However, sampling a finished product seems to speak volumes more!

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