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Old 06-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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I'm ashamed to admit that I did it with my last Zombie Dust clone.

I had beer in the house, but I ran out of keg space while kegging it. I had a quart or so left over in the carboy. I extracted it and ran it through a hop filter to get rid of the trub.

Didn't want to waste it. It was a little crunchy. but it tasted pretty good.


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Old 06-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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I'm ashamed to admit that I did it with my last Zombie Dust clone.

I had beer in the house, but I ran out of keg space while kegging it. I had a quart or so left over in the carboy. I extracted it and ran it through a hop filter to get rid of the trub.

Didn't want to waste it. It was a little crunchy. but it tasted pretty good.
Hmmm, I'm thinking the only crunch I want with my beer is from pretzels or chips!
However, waste not, want not. I admire the attitude.


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Old 06-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #13
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Real or cask ale..Sounds fine to me.

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Old 06-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #14
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I've pulled samples of beer to test how things are coming along in various stages, especially when it's dry-hopping or sitting on fruit or any other addition. Sometimes those samples tend to be around the 5oz range... Nothing wrong with a bigger taste test, you just wanted to make sure the beer was aging properly.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #15
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Never done it but only because I always have beer. The biggest concern however is that you lose your CO2 head-space and replace it with air, which has oxygen, and now the rest of your beer will be oxidizing while the CO2 builds up again. CO2 is heavier than air, so if you did it really slowly, you might be ok. But you will still get some air in there.
Massively overstated and does not need to worried about.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #16
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A month in primary and no beer in the house?! I would be bottling it right away. Then testing the carbonation every few days.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #17
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Massively overstated and does not need to worried about.
Why not? After a month, it is beer and does not ferment really at all anymore. So taking a 5 gallon bucket of beer, opening it and removing all the built-up CO2, and then closing it again, with no way to purge the head-space of air, to me seems like oxidation is a certainty.

Now if this was in a 5 gallon carboy with just a little bit of head-space, I would say it isn't as bad, but I don't see any way to avoid oxidation if using a 6 gallon plastic primary.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:48 AM   #18
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Well, payday finally hit and I have actual beer to drink. Also, I kegged my beer and it's in the fridge now.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #19
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Why not? After a month, it is beer and does not ferment really at all anymore. So taking a 5 gallon bucket of beer, opening it and removing all the built-up CO2, and then closing it again, with no way to purge the head-space of air, to me seems like oxidation is a certainty.

Now if this was in a 5 gallon carboy with just a little bit of head-space, I would say it isn't as bad, but I don't see any way to avoid oxidation if using a 6 gallon plastic primary.
Wouldn't the heavier co2 be inclined to stay down in the bucket where it blankets the beer?
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Never but if I'm ever in a situation where I have no beer ready to drink and no money I would dig for some change and go buy a 40oz of Miller Highlife before I resorted to drinking my fermenting beer.
This is what you do when you're desperate. Fwiw, i don't think miller makes 40's. I think they're quarts(32oz).


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