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Old 12-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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I was at my brother in laws fathers house yesterday for supper and he gave me a whole bunch of his old brewing equipment. With it he parted with a bunch of his really old nice bottles. Now her is the question, he stopped home brewing about 25years ago. I'm really curious if it's still good. Any thoughts?

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Do you mean the equipment or the bottles or was there brew in the bottles? I'd say the equipment is still good. You might have to give it a good cleaning and sanitizing, but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't be good.

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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Noon.. The beer. He had a couple dozen beer bottles with beer in them.. Would it still be good? Would kind of be neat if it were for New Years!

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I would definitely try them. They're not gonna kill you

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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I would definitely try them. They're not gonna kill you
+1 - they'll probably be highly oxidized depending on how they were stored, but that can give a sherry-like quality to dark beers. If they're gross, don't drink them!
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:47 PM   #6
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I kind doubt the beer is drinkable. The only real way is to start opening them. Good luck.

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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If they do kill you be sure to reply back

I'm really interested the flavor after 25 years. Does he remember what type of beer they are?

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Hmm this makes me want to open an 8 yr old German pils I've had on my shelf for a while...

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He doesn't know the type.. Looks like a dark amber.. Probably some kind of Ale...

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+1 - they'll probably be highly oxidized depending on how they were stored, but that can give a sherry-like quality to dark beers. If they're gross, don't drink them!

They were stored in an unfinished basement.. Not light... And really cool... Might just give it a shot!
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