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Old 09-03-2009, 05:07 AM   #1
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My boss and I went to do a home repair estimate today. The house has been vacant for awhile. Basically the owner will never be able to return and the house needs to be prepped to sell. Went through the whole house and then opened a door tucked away in the basement and found this:

I think its wine, or was anyway. I didn't open any of them yet. according to the masking tape labels whatever it is was put there from between 1969 and 1973... the airlocks have probably been dry for 30+ years... what to do with 100+ gallons of 40 year old vinegar.

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:11 AM   #2
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Not gonna lie, thats just effing creepy. You seriously should (smell first) try some. Dude, that could be some good sh!t, who cares if the air locks have been dry, you never know!
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:23 AM   #3
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So are there any 6.5 gal carboys, and how much to ship to

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:33 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by nitrousjunkie View Post
So are there any 6.5 gal carboys, and how much to ship to
X2 or just a bottle to MI?
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:27 AM   #5
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Chances are that is some damn good wine!
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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Looks like the baggies were sealed so good chance no bacteria. Give it a try and get back to us, whatcha got to lose?
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:47 AM   #7
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That is kind of creepy, but I think that might rank up there beating the Crags list scores it the wine is still good. And there is a good chance it is.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:17 AM   #8
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why was the house abandoned?

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:20 AM   #9
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:35 AM   #10
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Oh my word..doesn't it sort of remind you of the egg farm in alien?

But if they were sealed up really well, even if the airlocks were dry, there may be some fantastic wines in there...maybe never to be duplicated, or tasted again...or maybe just a lot of nice glass carboys...but wow what a find...even a creepy one.

I mean, that is bulk aging heaven. They could be exquisite.
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