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Old 08-15-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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well i started a batch back in the last week of march then all hell broke loose wife pregnant consent over time no time to rack to a secondary etc so it has been sitting in the bucket this hole time. I have had a air lock but My 4 year old pointed out to the wife there are tiny little bugs in the air lock and I have had no temp control and it being the hottest summer on record her in central pa. So to stop my babbling ave I killed the beer or is there hope for the batch yet

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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How does it taste?
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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If it tastes good and smells good it is fine. . Give it a try. I recently found one I had forgot about for 6 months and it is great.

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:11 PM   #4
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haven't opened the lid on the bucket yet so I have no clue

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:12 PM   #5
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haven't opened the lid on the bucket yet so I have no clue
That's your first step, I'd wager it will be fine.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:38 PM   #6
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Is there still liquid in the air lock? if not,it may be a problem,alot of drunk ass bugs in the beer,and other bad stuff.

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:48 PM   #7
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there was sitll water n the air lock. I opened the bucket and the smell that greeted me was amazing no mold no floating bugs no problems at all. So I quickly sanitized my auto siphon new air lock 6.5 gallon better bottle etc... And my Irish stout is in its new home will I be able to bulk age this till the baby my wife is pregnant with turns 1 ?

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:52 PM   #8
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You best ship me the entire batch for proper tasting and disposal.

Relax - it's probably fine.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:02 PM   #9
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Stout is always best, when in the secondary for long periods of time.It might end up gold metal brew!

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #10
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... And my Irish stout is in its new home will I be able to bulk age this till the baby my wife is pregnant with turns 1 ?
Congratulations! On both accounts, you can age beer for a very long time, years and it only gets better as long as it is stored properly. My personal problem is patience, your Irish stout has already aged in the fermentor as long as or longer than some beers that I have aged and drunk completely gone.
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