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nanofreak 01-18-2012 05:58 AM

Long Lost (Full) Fermenter.....
 
Would you bottle it?

OK, I made a chocolate stout, a long long time ago. Initial fermentation was under ideal conditions. It is still in the PRIMARY, yes on the yeast cake. We are talking after wow 8 months???

So, dump it or keep it? I will say my answer may change if I get into it and see any nasties, that would make up my mind right there, but it it looks good, rack it to a bottle bucket with some new S-04 and bottle? Even worth a shot?

What is the longest you ever sat on something before bottle?

tv187u 01-18-2012 06:04 AM

I've done an old English ale that sat in a fermenter 10 months mostly in a secondary but I keep reading on here how worthless a secondary is. I would pull a sample and taste it. A taste won't kill you, hell I doubt a small taste would make you sick. The down side to all of this is, from your story, it sounds like the air lock was empty for a good portion so nasties could be possible.

Dhruv6911 01-18-2012 06:05 AM

a stout? its going to be better than good. try it!

nanofreak 01-18-2012 06:06 AM

True, I didnt even think about the airlock.

nanofreak 01-18-2012 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Dhruv6911 (Post 3677480)
a stout? its going to be better than good. try it!

A chocolate stout, with an assload of cocoa in the boil.

Diver165 01-18-2012 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanofreak
Would you bottle it?

We are talking after wow 8 months???

What is the longest you ever sat on something before bottle?

Ok. I don't feel like such a forgetful person now. I have a pumpkin ale that I brewed around thanksgiving. I just forgot about it. It's been sitting in my fermentation freezer at 38F since the the first part of Dec. I'm so gonna keg it and see what happens.

nanofreak 01-18-2012 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Diver165 (Post 3677487)
Ok. I don't feel like such a forgetful person now.

I didn't really forget. I just wasnt brewing or doing any of my homebrew stuff for a while. There wasn't a better way to word or title this thread though. Stuff happened, and I just had other things to deal with than homebrew for a bit.

Piratwolf 01-18-2012 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanofreak

I didn't really forget. I just wasnt brewing or doing any of my homebrew stuff for a while. There wasn't a better way to word or title this thread though. Stuff happened, and I just had other things to deal with than homebrew for a bit.

This is not all that uncommon, from what I've read here. I'd definitely try it. Beer is pretty hardy, and I'd wager a dollar or two that it's gonna be tasty! I hope you'll let us know the outcome!

scottatdrake 01-18-2012 01:15 PM

Eight months is not that long! It's probably better than it was at two months.

Rowdy 01-18-2012 01:34 PM

i wish i sat on my last chocolate creme stout for that long..

post pics and taste it!!


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