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Old 11-13-2012, 03:21 AM   #11
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I'd suggest saving a 6 pack from each batch...and having a beer dinner when you get 6 batches in!


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Old 11-13-2012, 03:29 AM   #12
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I do the exact same thing, one bottle from each batch. Initially it was to compare to the next time I brewed the same thing, but now I'm starting to think it'll be a reminder of how much I sucked when I started out, when I crack them in a year.
And maybe it will just be a reminder that a lot of beers should be enjoyed fresh.
I'm a proponent of keeping good notes about process as well as taste, and most importantly....did I enjoy it? If you're keeping them around for nostalgic reasons, Id say great! If you're keeping them around to compare to another batch then you'll never be apples to apples. Even if its a beer that should be aged, you'll never be able to truly compare two batches unless both were made at approximately the same time and allowed to age together.


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Old 11-13-2012, 03:35 AM   #13
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I hold one back from each batch for six months. It started as a way to prove to myself that I should brew often enough that I could cellar my brews for several months instead of keeping half a step ahead of having to run to the store.

Last brew day I made a second batch of a recipe based solely on how much better the cellared bottle was that the green beer I plowed through. I still haven't managed to put together a six month cushion though.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #14
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Drink them!

I could see a six pack of beer that would age. Pop the top on one from time to time and note the change. Maybe one day have the willpower to make a batch that you don't even bother to taste until it's at least a year old.

How many bottles have you got? Enough for a drunk down memory lane?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:45 AM   #15
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And maybe it will just be a reminder that a lot of beers should be enjoyed fresh.
I'm a proponent of keeping good notes about process as well as taste, and most importantly....did I enjoy it? If you're keeping them around for nostalgic reasons, Id say great! If you're keeping them around to compare to another batch then you'll never be apples to apples. Even if its a beer that should be aged, you'll never be able to truly compare two batches unless both were made at approximately the same time and allowed to age together.
Yeah, need to get the time machine working to fix that minor wrinkle.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #16
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send them to me, I will let you know if they were still good.


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