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Alaskan

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Here is a good one for you. Years ago I made two batches of beer. 1 ale, 1 stout. For reasons I can't remember I never got around to bottling or kegging the beer from the carboys. They still are in the carboys with dry airlocks. They don't appear to have molded or anything that I can see.

I don't suspect that anything harmful can grow in the beer but I can certainly imagine some awful tasting results developing.

The big question is. Do I pitch more yeast and sugar into this, or, do I dump it ?

Could this be a threat to ones health, or, do I have nothing to lose other than a few taste buds rebelling?

Thanks for the replies.
 

brett

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Be safe and dump it. But you may want to try a sip first just to be sure. :) Report the results back here too.

If it wasn't for the dry airlocks, I would say you could have a decent chance at the beer still being drinkable. You probably have infected, oxidized, autolysisized beer. But then again, maybe you don't!
 

Matt Up North

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The top might be nasty, though the bottom might actually taste alright. I had a friend have that happen with wine and only the top couple inches got oxidized and went bad. Taste it and let us know.
 
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