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Old 01-29-2008, 06:58 AM   #1
Nov 2007
Irvine, CA
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So I've seen people talk about aging their beers and whatnot. Just curious to see how long ppl have stored their homebrews for. So...what's the longest time you've waited before opening up a bottle?

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:19 AM   #2
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7 months. ....

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:12 AM   #3
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Apr 2007
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longest i've gone so far is about 6 months.

but i've still got 9 months until i open my dark strong ale
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
Jan 2007
Haddon Heights
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Tried a bottle of barley wine at 9 months. Still needs to age more though.

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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Feb 2007
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I have a case of Chocolate Oatmeal Stout that is a year old this coming week!

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #6
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Mar 2007
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Three months for some 7.5%+ beers. Since I don't usually brew anything strong, I usually wait 10-14 days in the keg before drinking...

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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Mar 2006
East Peoria, IL
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10 months on a doppelbock. Still wasn't any good, so I dumped it.
On Draft: Old, Stale, Oxidized beer

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Old 01-29-2008, 03:04 PM   #8
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State College, Pennsylvania
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7 months for an Oktoberfest. It was my best beer ever. Unfortunately it was made for a party and I only had about 4 pints of it before it was gone. This March I'm going to make 15 gal of it.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:03 AM   #9
Jun 2006
Santa Fe, NM
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1 year.....

i forgot about the case until i moved..... Made a very interesting Irish Ale, rather good actually.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:09 AM   #10
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If you are asking about first sample - 1 day. If you are asking oldest bottle - 12 years. I also have a bottle from my first batch which I brewed something like 27 years ago! I don't think I want or will open that one!
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