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Old 08-23-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-23-2007, 06:11 PM   #8
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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

Fan-tan-tismo

Happy drinking everyone

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Old 08-23-2007, 09:08 PM   #9
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what kind of beer is it???
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:14 PM   #10
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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


















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