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Old 08-14-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hi everyone..... I have a batch of IPA aged on oak that I should have bottled in January. Think I would be okay using some priming sugar and bottling or should I dump it out ?

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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How does it taste? Unless it's awful, I'm not sure why you would dump it. I'd suggest dropping some fresh yeast in and bottling as normal.



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Old 08-14-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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Let you tastebuds be your guide. You may need some additional yeast for it to carbonate though. Give it a taste and if its still clean and fully fermented, I'd plan to bottle with priming sugar and some fresh, liquid yeast. What were the OG and FG?

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Maybe dry hop with an ounce or two. After that much time in the fermenter I'm sure you've lost some hoppy-ness but it SHOULD still be good.

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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I just saved a few bottles from a batch of elderflower cider that wasn't great and had been sitting in the keg for 2 years. It carbonated fine in the bottle with nothing added except 1/2tsp sugar, but yeah, I'd suggest adding yeast if you definitely want it carbed - i wasn't bothered.

Like people have said just use your tastebuds. Beer often gets worse over time, but that's no reason it's not still good!

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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Well this batch really messed me up. Fermented so quick I barely had a chance to do anything. Couldn't figure it out so I added a higher avb yeast that just settled to the bottom. Just tasted and it is quite hoppy, slightly bitter and the FG is 1.185, not sure of the OG.

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hope that was supposed to be 1.0185

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #8
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Good Grief....) It actually is 1.074 FG Thanks mewithstewpid!

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1.074 is still massive dude! I don't think it's fermented at all :s

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #10
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That has me wondering too. Started within 30 min then quit a day later... I didn't do anything with it... I thought no way is it done, so just in case I added the higher AVB yeast that did nothing but settle. Can't figure this one out. Sure hate to throw it away.

This is my 3rd batch of beer and I have 13 batches of wine/mead/cider here in my room.

I now remember when I pitched the yeast I noticed after the fact that it was out of date. That is why I added the other yeast.

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