Amazing Discovery!! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Amazing Discovery!!

Thread Tools
Old 11-18-2010, 06:44 AM   #1
drkwoods's Avatar
Sep 2010
Chino Hills, CA
Posts: 366
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts

I have been out of home brewing for 12 years. (long story, but chalk it up to having a baby/teenager now) anyhoo. I began my "career" in 1985 and know every single page of Papazian. but check this out... I last brewed in 1998. I made a Cherry Ale and an American Lager. Killed the Ale in weeks and apparently never tried the Lager. Well today I was under my stair case and I found my Co2 which I need to force Carb my ESB that I brewed two weeks ago, but right next to it was a Corney. When I grabbed it, I was shocked it was full..WTF.. My first thought was Iodophor solution. So I went to open it and checked the relief valve, Holy was I opened it and I was absolutely floored when I smelled a nice lager aroma. So I closed it and put some gas on it and got my tap and poured a glass.. OMG..decent American Lager from 1998.. Is this possible??? its cloudy but can this be real??

People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 06:56 AM   #2
Sep 2010
Posts: 271
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
ocluke's Avatar
Aug 2010
Orange County, CA
Posts: 360
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts

That is very interesting. What a neat find. I'd be interested in hearing more about the experience of the beer in terms of aroma, flavor, etc.

Heck, it looks like you're in Chino Hills, maybe I can see for myself

Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 08:50 AM   #4
Sep 2009
Papamoa, New Zealand
Posts: 3,799
Liked 323 Times on 257 Posts

Originally Posted by drkwoods View Post
its cloudy but can this be real??
The cloudyness could just be yeast sediment being kicked up when you moved it, I would get it in the fridge for a few days and try again. If it taste good drink up!

Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 08:01 PM   #5
Sep 2010
Quebec, Quebec
Posts: 1,633
Liked 67 Times on 58 Posts

How can people forget about such things ? I had an uncle store a CAR at some dude's place when moving to Ontario for a job promotion. 15 years later, the guy calls and says: "So, I'm moving, when are you getting your car out of my barn?" He had completly forgotten he had left it there. Or that he actually owned a second car. For more than a decade.

I get all excited when I find 10$ that I had forgotten in my winter jacket from one year to the next. I bet you have the same feeling at the tenth power.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 08:14 PM   #6
Oct 2010
Posts: 725
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts

Well that sure doesn't happen every day. Congratz on the discovery of that treasure! I'd have to bury beer in a timelock safe before I could let it sit that long
On Deck: Chav Irish Red
Pipe Dreams: Chai Porter
Primary #1: Empty
Primary #2: Empty
Primary #3: Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Bottle Conditioning/Drinking: Brown Porter, Pale blonde session ale

Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 08:16 PM   #7
Half-fast Prattlarian
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Jan 2008
Posts: 60,077
Liked 8043 Times on 6499 Posts

It's not so hard once you have a full pipeline.

I have had a keg, i keep in a spare shower, for nearly a year now. Just makes you ponder if it's time to step up to wild ales.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 08:31 PM   #8
Oct 2010
Chester, Vermont
Posts: 209

Awesome find man!
Primary 1 Carboy: air
Primary 1G Carboy: Ancient orange mead!
Primary 2 Bucket: Ed Wort's Apfelwein
Primary 3 Bucket: air
“Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer.” - Al Bundy

Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 04:23 AM   #9
Mar 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 2,420
Liked 61 Times on 49 Posts

I have a few bottles of oatmeal stout that are 10 years old and they taste like CRAP. Not good crap either ..

Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2010, 04:46 AM   #10
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
passedpawn's Avatar
Apr 2009
☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 27,434
Liked 7372 Times on 4381 Posts

Originally Posted by ultravista View Post
... and they taste like CRAP. Not good crap either ..
Although I've never tasted either kind, I would have assumed they are all the same. Thanks for the enlightenment.
- Andrew

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting temperature discovery Pivzavod General Beer Discussion 6 01-15-2010 08:56 PM
Discovery Channel Brewing. Julohan General Beer Discussion 8 10-06-2009 05:58 AM
How this stuff works on Discovery about beer.. Bulls Beers General Beer Discussion 3 01-03-2009 01:02 AM

Forum Jump