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Old 08-23-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Is my beer old?

I've only brewed one batch of beer that definatley worked and that was last year, due to other commitments my hobbie kind of layed dormant until yesterday when I started again.

The last beer I made I was pretty sure it wasn't good, so I just left it in the keg. I've just poured out a pint, its pretty flat but has plenty of head and is THE clearest beer I've ever seen. It also tastes pretty good and has no "off" smell or tastes, just a whole load of alcohol (I'd estimate its 8% as I over-primed)

Now, its been there for at least a year, so do you guys reckon its safe to drink?

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Old 08-23-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Beer's never really unsafe to drink; there are no known human pathogens that can survive in beer. If it tastes good, drink up!


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Old 08-23-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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Should I take the advice of a total stranger when it comes to drinking something a year old?

In this case, most definatley.

I've just had another taste and its spot on

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Old 08-23-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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Turns out it was brewed in October '05 lol

Still think it'll be ok?
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:04 PM   #5
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I reckon it's ok.
Let us know tomorrow.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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Haha - Will do
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:20 PM   #7
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yeah if it doesn't taste bad, then its still fine to drink.
you'd have to severly overprime with POUNDS of sugar to crank up your ABV by very much.
As I recall, 5oz of sugar for priming adds something like .1~.2% abv.

and you'd have a super carb'd beer, not a semi-flat one.
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Hmmm

In that case maybe I put too much glucose in to start and the fermentation hadn't finished. I last took a sample of this about 8 months ago and it wasn't clear. It looked like a brew that had been clearing for maybe a week.

I have to say though, its fine. I'm just starting my fourth as I type this. My girlfriend reckons its the nicest bitter she's ever tasted (she doesn't drink anything unless its got vodka in it).

Its a very giggly beer too which is nice, I thought it was just me at first but not long ago she started chuckling for absolutley nothing

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Happy drinking everyone

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what kind of beer is it???
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the beer is most certainly poisonous and will probably give you erectile dysfunction if you drink it

please ship it to me immediately and I will safely dispose of it for you


















he he he - well someone was going to say it sooner or later


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