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Old 09-04-2009, 09:23 PM   #71
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Does someone want to explain to me why this is creepy? I just think it's incredibly awesome.
Nuff said...
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:53 AM   #72
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I was at the house for a couple of minutes today and I found this:


anybody need some really old EKG for a lambic?

I still can't figure out why anybody would let this stuff sit for this long. It was more explainable as wine, just letting it age and never got around to bottling it... but that is a lot of beer to give up on.

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Old 09-05-2009, 01:04 AM   #73
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Found this earlier today at work. WOW!

Thats even more crazy that its beer! Did you get a chance to taste it, or are you assuming because of the hops? Anyways, I can't wait to hear the results

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:24 AM   #74
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I had this weird daydream last night about a son going off to war and leaving behind his brews telling Dad not to worry, I'll be home soon. Son dies, room is left as cleaning would be too painful. Maybe I will write a novel about it.

I guess it being beer lowers the likelihood of it surviving as drinkable... Maybe a barley wine or the random something that came through.

I would still be trying it all, I guess.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:38 AM   #75
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I guess it being beer lowers the likelihood of it surviving as drinkable... Maybe a barley wine or the random something that came through.
Thats what I was thinking. The dates were late 60's early 70's (my favorite Grateful Dead years!). The quality of brewing ingredients couldn't have been good back then. I've heard accounts of stale hops and sketchy cans of malt extract.

Did you find any more beer paraphernalia around? I still think it could be wine. Who would leave 100+ gallons of beer sitting around to age for that long? Update please!!!

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:43 AM   #76
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It's beer?!?!? Ewww! Is there a chance that the dates taped on the airlocks are from old batches? Maybe he was lazy about cleaning the outside of his carboys. Still... Probably not so good. Maybe it is a very fine soured beer?

I still think you should get in touch with him. That way you can ask, "Why the hell would you ferment beer with little plastic baggies over it for 40 years???"

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:03 AM   #77
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"Why the hell would you ferment beer with little plastic baggies over it for 40 years???"
I figured the baggies were to reduce evaporation. There are airlocks under them, correct? Which gives me hope that someone was thinking long term.


Ed is right on two counts... quality of ingredients is questionable.

and it was GRATE years, deadfully speaking.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:28 AM   #78
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The OP's restraint is stellar, I would have been in there with a thief that day!
This is my first subscription, I must know, also what sort of "special" batch is in those 1 gallon jugs?

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:57 AM   #79
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This is awesome... I want to hear how it tastes.

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:37 PM   #80
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Well, I'm curious too, so I'd better go ahead and subscribe. Interested to see what comes of it.

 
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