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Old 11-05-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Can I age a beer for 19yrs??

I just had a baby and I thought that a beer or a wine kept from the year of birth until the 19th birthday would be pretty neat. Just not sure how feasable this actually is. Obviously the abv would have to be high (tnp?). Anyone have some ideas or experience? Thanks


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Old 11-05-2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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ok here is where everyone freaks the hell out......

screw it, do your kid a favor and distill a batch of corn whiskey and put it in a barrel.


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Old 11-05-2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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i gotta say, for 19 years, that is a long long time....i vote with whiskey, but it takes 4 to 6 generations of a good sour mash to get things tasting where you want them to taste.....or so i'm told........
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:53 AM   #4
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i gotta say, for 19 years, that is a long long time....i vote with whiskey, but it takes 4 to 6 generations of a good sour mash to get things tasting where you want them to taste.....or so i'm told........
of course...whiskey! any recommends?
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:57 AM   #5
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of course...whiskey! any recommends?

.......hide it from johnny law
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:57 AM   #6
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Cut the distilling chat.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:10 AM   #7
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something that costs more than your entire grocery bill for a month.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:18 AM   #8
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Why not just go with an ultra strong barely wine like the Brits used to?

That way you don't have Big Brother knockin on your door, too...
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:24 AM   #9
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Utopia clone! Just as much alcohol and no johnny law...you or could just buy a bottle and drink it and buy one when your kid turns 19
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:27 AM   #10
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Don't do a beer. I busted open a 24 year old stout recently and it tasted like sherry / soy sauce. Beer succumbs to oxidation over time.

Maybe a fat mead or red wine. Buy a good cabernet kit from northern brewer.


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