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Old 04-07-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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I forgot to bottle some beer I brewed awhile back. It has been fermenting for over 16 months now. I was wondering if it is still ok to bottle or do I need to just chalk it up as a loss?
Thanks for any suggestions you have.

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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I forgot to bottle some beer I brewed awhile back. It has been fermenting for over 16 months now. I was wondering if it is still ok to bottle or do I need to just chalk it up as a loss?
Thanks for any suggestions you have.
Wow.......Not sure on this one.........
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #3
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What has it been sitting in? Cuz that's what it has been doing for like 14-15 out of those 16 months...just sitting lol.

Who knows man? Bottle it up and see what happens.

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:06 PM   #4
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Smell it first. If it smells decent, taste it, if it doesn't taste horific bottle it...

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:06 PM   #5
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Is it in primary or secondary? If its on a yeast cake you may get off flavors. If you racked to secondary and forgot about it, then it might taste just fine. Either way, I'd be temped to bottle it if a sample tastes OK.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:07 PM   #6
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How do you "forget" to bottle for 16 months?
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:10 PM   #7
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If it's been on yeast that entire time then I'm betting it looks, smells and tastes like Gorilla Schidt!!!!! But I've been wrong before. If it's okay, well there's your answer about autolysis...

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:18 PM   #8
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If it was something big I'm going to bet that it tastes awesome.

 
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #9
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Autolysis is worried about too much. If it smells terrible, pitch it. If it doesnt, taste it, if it tastes ok, bottle it. If it tastes just a little off, blend some nice vanilla beans and burbon.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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That is one hell of a bender to forget your beer for 16 months. Kudos!

I am voting with the tastes like gorilla sheet club.
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