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Old 09-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hi,

My wife and I just had our first baby and I'd like to brew a beer for him now. I don't want to drink it until he can drink it with me.

So, to start, is this a feasible idea (18-21) years? If so, what style of beer would be best for that kind of time?

I see AHS has an Oaked Imperial Whiskey Stout kit. Would that be a good choice? I'm open for any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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That's a cool idea and I was considering the same thing for my next child. Think I will do a mead though considering its going to be 20 years old. You could always do one of each.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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There is a better chance of a sour holding that long. Or a big Barley wine. Have fun and let us know what you do.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Buy a box of nice cigars, God of Fire, Man O War Armada, maybe a few cubans like Cohiba Siglo IV. With proper temperature and humidity control, cigars can last that long, especially full-bodied ones.

Or a bottle of wine.

But beer? No way it'll last that long

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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Hi,

My wife and I just had our first baby and I'd like to brew a beer for him now. I don't want to drink it until he can drink it with me.

So, to start, is this a feasible idea (18-21) years? If so, what style of beer would be best for that kind of time?

I see AHS has an Oaked Imperial Whiskey Stout kit. Would that be a good choice? I'm open for any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Rob
Congrats! there was a post here not long ago about someone finding 19yo home brews. If i remember correctly. Dont know if he tried them yet.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #6
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I see no reason why you could not age a big barleywine for this long. I had a buddy that was at the sierra nevada brewery and supposedly the guide stated they had barleywines, bottled from the late 80's. I would love to get my paws on one of those.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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But beer? No way it'll last that long
i've had over 20 year old beer, it can definitely last

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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For a beer to last that long, it is definitely going to have to be an ABV monster. Do you want your son's "first" beer to be a 14% Barleywine?? It may just dissuague him from ever drinking again
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #9
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A friend of mine got a sip of a beer that was 105 years old at an exclusive dinner a couple weeks ago. He said it was amazing.

Can definitely be done.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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its nice to think about, but you can't just pick a style that will age well and store it 21 years.
whats your storage capability, have you done any long term brews?

I have trouble getting and keeping a consistantly good 4-6 year old product.

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