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Old 06-03-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I won 2 bottles of Utopias (2007) in a homebrew competition!
I plan on drinking one in a few months, and age the other.
I don't have any special beer/wine fridge.

How should it be stored?

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Old 06-03-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Upright in the most temperature stable area of your house. 46-50 degF would be great, but a constant temp is the most important thing.

BTW, you are one lucky (or skilled) bastid

 
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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I think the best place to store one would be over here at my house. Let me know when its going to show up

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Old 06-03-2008, 04:24 PM   #4
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where are you located? damn thats a hell of a homebrew prize.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:55 PM   #5
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Upright in the most temperature stable area of your house. 46-50 degF would be great, but a constant temp is the most important thing.

BTW, you are one lucky (or skilled) bastid
Thanks for the help! (I would like to think I'm a little bit of both...)


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where are you located? damn thats a hell of a homebrew prize.
I'm in Israel. The Israeli competition is sponsored by Sam Adams.

 
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:02 PM   #6
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I'm in Israel. The Israeli competition is sponsored by Sam Adams.
Well I suppose that ought to shut up anyone trying to stop by and take a sip
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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yea it worked...i wont be stopping by. damn. please contribute something to this thread if you think of it since many of us havent had the opertunity to taste it. Once i get my hands on one im going to try and culture the yeast out of one of the bottles but i dont know if its even possible. enjoy the spoils of your winnings. utopias
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:42 AM   #8
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yea it worked...i wont be stopping by. damn. please contribute something to this thread if you think of it since many of us havent had the opertunity to taste it. Once i get my hands on one im going to try and culture the yeast out of one of the bottles but i dont know if its even possible. enjoy the spoils of your winnings. utopias
I'm not sure when to open this thing... Its twice as expensive (per volume) as the most expensive single malt I have. I'll need to wait for the proper celebration and company.
As to the yeast, I don't think it can be done. They probably lost the will to live.
I don't think the yeast is the important part here, anyway (unlike most good beers). The process is all that counts. I wouldn't consider cloning it. However, if you want to make a super_barleywine, go ahead. Just try a 20% one before going straight for the world record.

 
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:26 PM   #9
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Hi All,
I won 2 bottles of Utopias (2007)
How should it be stored?
In my cooler

 
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:53 PM   #10
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I stored mine at "room temperature" in my office on a shelf with other Sam Adams paraphenalia (wow I spelled that right). I would venture that was somewhere between 65 and 70. Since I am at work, I can not check the SA website for further details, but you may want to do so. I'm not entirely sure that storing it at ~50 is the best for taste and I can't imagine ~70 making it go bad (it sure tasted great to me). I drank it in a big red wine glass and held it from the bulb of the glass (not the stem). I need to get me another bottle of it. It went to quick...
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