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Old 11-02-2012, 07:48 PM   #21
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Aging Belgians need to be cared for by qualified nurses and doctors, preferrably in their home country of Belgium, much the same was as aging Americans would. Thanks for visiting the forum.



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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:32 PM   #22
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Really? That's a first for me.....
As long as you do things right, you shouldn't have any oxidation issues..


I vote to bottle now and age in bottle...
I've done both, and theres no difference...plus it frees up a carboy!
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Eh, I think anytime you are dealing with siphoning, mixing in sugar, then using gravity bottle filler without counter pressure, you are risking oxidation. And oxidation typically take a while to show up. I'm not saying that it will defintely happen, what I was saying was that I don't understand why you would risk that knowing that the flavor of the beer will not really benefit from a long aging process.



 
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #23
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If you are bottle conditioning the beer the yeast will use the small bit of O2 that gets introduced. Especially if you are carbing your beer up to 4 or 4.5 volumes of CO2.

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:53 AM   #24
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bottle conditioned beer will consume some oxygen and produce co2. Oxidation isn't much of a risk. Many Trappist breweries bottle condition with yeast as well.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:49 AM   #25
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Oxidation from corked bottles is more of a risk than oxidation from racking in this case.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #26
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Right, again, not saying it is very likely, but it is still a risk, and why would you risk it and age this beer a whole year when it is really done in 3 months?

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #27
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High alcohol Belgians age phenomenally, in my opinion. If brewed properly, the beer will be great upon bottling, but I dont think referring to it as it ages as "falling off" is appropriate. Sure, a beer will change over time but the only way I could see it being no good after a year is if you had something wrong with it.
Just bottled my first tripel today. Really happy with the nose and flavor of banana bubble gum. ABV was only 7.5 though. Hoping it will pick up another % in the bottle. Not sure about how pumped I am about the priming sugar in the kits. I would prefer it to be really effervescent. Wish I would have pitched again now.



 
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