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Old 01-18-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:05 AM   #3
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a stout? its going to be better than good. try it!

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True, I didnt even think about the airlock.

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a stout? its going to be better than good. try it!
A chocolate stout, with an assload of cocoa in the boil.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:16 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:18 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #8
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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!
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Eight months is not that long! It's probably better than it was at two months.

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Old 01-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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i wish i sat on my last chocolate creme stout for that long..

post pics and taste it!!

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