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?
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
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.
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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