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Old 07-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
Jul 2011
Des Moined, IA
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Just found a brew in secondary fermentation in my basement that I had forgotten about. Been in there more than a year. Pour it out I assume. Anyone with any specific knowledge?

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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Why would you pour it out? Its been capped, and thus kept sanitary, right? Take a gravity reading and have a taste. It might taste awful, it might taste great. But take the plunge and try it first.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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first off, what is the beer, any clues on what you made? This could be mans greatest find, don't toss it.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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agreed..try it out, it may be amazing!!
In their efforts to regulate beer quality, the ancient Babylonians, who were among history's earliest brewers, decreed that any commercial beermaker who sold unfit beer would be drowned in their own libation.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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Well, it *was* in a brite tank, so at least it wasn't sitting on that initial yeast trub for a whole year. Does it look nasty, with stuff growing in it? What kind of beer? What type of temp was it sitting at?

I'd give it a taste at least.

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