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Old 06-11-2012, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default i forgot to bottle my homebrew. 6 weeks into it. drink it? or dump it?

forgot about my batch. should i bottle it and refrigirate? is it safe? its been brewing for around 6 weeks. has not been opened, and i sanitized like i should have. what do u think?

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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I'd say you are right on time...

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:05 AM   #3
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6 weeks isn't too long.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:10 AM   #4
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Not too long. Proceed as normal.

Maybe a year or more might be too long but certainly not 6 weeks.

Bottle then 3 weeks at about 70° then a few days in the fridge.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:13 AM   #5
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I'm drinking a year old beer right now. Tastes great!

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:15 AM   #6
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I'm drinking a year old beer right now. Tastes great!
Was that a year in the fermenter? Or beer that is a year since bottling?
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:19 AM   #7
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If it still looks and smells like beer, bottle it!

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #8
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My last one was in primary for 5 weeks and the bottling sample was great. With healthy yeast there isn't much concern for longer primary fermentation.

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #9
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Last week I bottled up an Imperial Stout. That thing sat on the yeast for 2 months. It tasted great at bottling and will taste amazing in December once it's been in the bottles for 6 months. Your beer will be fine.

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Old 06-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #10
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what kind of beer is it?

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