A good beer to age...

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baker0408

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I just found out that I will be working away from home for the summer and not access to brewing! :( I am looking for a good beer / style that will age nicely in a keg (for about 3 months) so when I return I have beer to put on tap.

Right now I am thinking...

- Belgian Dark Strong Ale
- Belgian Tripel
- Oaked Imperial Stout

Any suggestions? Recipes?

Also, should I carbonate before I stick in the cellar? Or just purge with CO2 and let sit then carbonate later?

Thanks!
 

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Those would all be great, anything high gravity will usually age well, and actually need it to be fully mature.

I personally love Wee Heavys, but thats just me. :cross:

Once you transfer to your secondary to age you can leave it alone for months, however putting a quick CO2 blanket on top has become more and more used around here.
 

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If you intentionally allow a high gravity beer to oxidize a bit over time, you get some nice sherry notes. Typical in barley wines.
 
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