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DavidStaeheli

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So I have this half full corny keg of 9 1/2% amber ale I made October 2008 it has sat in the fridige hooked up to a Co2/Nitrogen mix tank since then. OK I forgot about it I know beer foul. But anyway I was going to dump it out and go get my keg filled at a local brewery for 4th of July. But just for the fun of it I pored a glass and it looks, smells, and tastes fine. It actualy tastes realy good. But I am not sure its good been sitting there almost 2 years. I was going to open the keg and look inside to make sure nothing is growing but I dont want to introduce O2 into it. I don't want anyone geting sick espacialy me.:confused:
 

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9 1/2% ABV, on gas or did it go flat? If it tastes good, chances are it is good. You would know if it was bad, oxidized; imediately!!
 

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Nothing's going to grow in the beer that will hurt you. It'll either taste good or taste bad, but it won't "spoil".
 

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Just like Chshre said, nothing that'll hurt you can grow in beer, especially 9.5% beer on co2/nitro. If it tastes fine, it is fine. If it taste spoiled, it is spoiled, but you said it tastes fine.
 

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I think it will last a very long time. I have beer in kegs thats been there close to two years now and it still tastes good.
 

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Actually, my first answer to "how long will beer last in a corny keg" was "It depends on how many pints a day you drink". :D :mug:
 

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Actually, my first answer to "how long will beer last in a corny keg" was "It depends on how many pints a day you drink". :D :mug:
The only solution I've found for this nasty problem is to hide them in my crawlspace (stays 40-50F year-round) and not put them in my keezer and tap them...

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The only solution I've found for this nasty problem is to hide them in my crawlspace (stays 40-50F year-round) and not put them in my keezer and tap them...

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Wait, that's possible? Not tapping a keg? :D How do you do it?!?! My kegs always >somehow< make it into the keg fridge immediately. You must have some amazing control to throw a whole keg in the crawl space and keep it from wandering up to the fridge! :mug:
 

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Wait, that's possible? Not tapping a keg? :D How do you do it?!?! My kegs always >somehow< make it into the keg fridge immediately. You must have some amazing control to throw a whole keg in the crawl space and keep it from wandering up to the fridge! :mug:
I currently have the wrong size beer lines for my kegerator, and even THAT doesn't stop my kegs from getting tapped for a "sample" pint.
 
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