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DrawTap88

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So my friend and I just made our first batch of beer a couple weeks ago. Today, she told me she's pregnant (not mine). Is there a way that we can seal the bottle so that the beer inside doesn't go bad, or is there a way that we can at least find a way to preserve the beer? We have a Kolsch and Dubbel in case it matters. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Just put them in a cool (between 60*&70*) dark place and they should age well. I usually case mine up an put them in my hall closet that stays 69*-70* year around and only take 1 or 2 beers out and refrigerate at a time. I have some beer that's more than a year old and are doing fine. I have friends who have done high gravity beers (i.e. imperial stouts and the like) that have aged for 3 years and are absolutely wonderful!

I think you friend may only need to worry about you drinking them all! LOL...
 

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They should be fine with just the caps on the bottles, however you could always seal them with melted wax to make them "special".
 
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Thanks for the tips. Would O2 caps be something worth getting since (most of) the beers will be sitting for longer than 3-4 months?
 

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I don't really know if the O2 absorbing caps do any good, but I use them in all my brews and if I was going to be setting a batch aside for a long time I'd definitely use them as extra insurance against oxidation. They're not that much more than regular caps, price wise.
 

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If you wanting to save it for some years, why not make a wine or maybe even a barleywine.
 

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Thanks for the tips. Would O2 caps be something worth getting since (most of) the beers will be sitting for longer than 3-4 months?
Yeah, for the difference in price per bag of 144 I buy the O2 Barrier Caps at the LHBS. It can't hurt right?
 
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