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Old 01-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
vtfireman85
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i have a carboy that has been sitting, dry hopped since October 2012. i know this sounds pathetic but i have not found time to bottle it yet. how long is too long to let it sit and am i just wasting my time, i don't want to open it to sample it until i am ready to bottle it. anyone have any thoughts? OH, it is a pale ale currently at 59 F.

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:22 AM   #2
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I'm no expert but if you see and smell no signs of infection I would prepare to bottle it, sample and bottle if it tastes good. I have done some months long secondary amd tertiary ferments in the past with good results

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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All of the dry hop aroma and most of the flavor will be long gone by now, but the beer should be fine. If it were me I'd add a bunch more dry hops, let them sit for 7-10 days, and then bottle it.
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