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Old 10-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
wdenton
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hello again

It is nice to be back on the forums.

I found a case of my Paulner Heffe clone that I made 5 or 6 years ago

Would this still be good to drink or would it make me sick.
I think I see a layer in the bottom of each bottle of maybe the wheat but it is hard to tell

I pured a glass but wasnt brave enough to drink it.

There was a very small head on it but not much.

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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I don't think it will make you sick. It might not taste the greatest. The layer on the bottom is probably yeast and a little sediment. Still being carbed is a plus!

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Just having a taste won't get you sick.

And even then, I don't *believe* it would be too dangerous to drink, if it had a bad infection, you wouldn't get passed a single sip it would taste so bad. That being said, I don't know if I personally would drink something that old though. The oldest homebrew I've drank was 2 years old or so and it was fine, fairly bland, not nearly as aromatic as when it was much fresher.

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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I can't think of anything that might grow in the beer that could be dangerous. That being said, while safe to drink, I'm not sure it's something you really want to drink. Taste it and find out!
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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Was it stored at the same temperature for all that time? Was it stored in a light free place? There are no known bugs in beer that will make you sick.
Taste it, see if it is good or bad.

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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There's only one way to find out!
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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It was stored with my brewing supplies in the basment in a cabinet so the temp may have changed a little from winter to summer but it was out of the light at least.

Maybe ill get brave and try a sip tonight after I put one in the fridge.

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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Go for it!

Worst case it'll taste awful. :shrug:

 
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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do it... I put 10 year old Nov. 2003 Arrogant Bastard in my mouth the other night and it was glorious and Arrogant Bastard isn't "meant" to be aged.

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Old 10-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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do it... I put 10 year old Nov. 2003 Arrogant Bastard in my mouth the other night and it was glorious and Arrogant Bastard isn't "meant" to be aged.

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Out of context that is one of the most disturbing posts ever.

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