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Old 09-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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My buddy brewed a batch of octoberfest this time last year. He never bottled it or anything . I want to keg it today. He thinks its bad because it sat for a year and the air lock is dry'd up. I say once it fermented it couldn't of gotten a bacteria .
1) has anyone tried this? 2) am I right?

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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I'd say smack the crap out of him for letting it sit and not keeping an eye on it!!

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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I'd say smack the crap out of him for letting it sit and not keeping an eye on it!!
Lmao ..I know right!!!!
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He's one of "those guys" ..I got into it homebrew'n so he gave it shot but he said it was boring. Lmao! So i asked him last week what ever happened to his batch ..he said its just sitting there. :O

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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Well since he's not into it anymore tell him u will take his equipment and use it. Y just let a beer sit there?? As for the beer???? It's prob not any good seeing as the airlock is dried nobly one way to find out. Take a small sample and taste it. That way u won't waste the time kegging and carbonating if its bad

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #6
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I say once it fermented it couldn't of gotten a bacteria .
If the airlock as compromised, it could certainly have picked up an infection of some sort. That being said, crack it open and take a sample. If it tastes decent, keg or bottle that bad boy and give it a go. If it tastes terrible, dump it and try again.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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Taste it? i wouldnt look at it! This guy just doesnt care! He could peed in it on a bender! Im kidding i bet no pee but taste it after a year no thanks i wouldnt smell it!

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #8
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If there's a lot of surface area on the beer then it may be turning to vinegar. This happened to me with a batch of mead I neglected. But, it's delicious vinegar!

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #9
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It could have gotten an infection,but after a year you'll know one way or the other. It's either really infected, or not at all, so smell it, then taste it, if it tastes remotely fine it's probably gonna be great .

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Given the guys attitude toward it I would almost want to think it may have been brewed poorly to begin with.

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