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David Landers (67.80.91.41)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So I still have 3 six-packs left of my first batch, which is going on 4 years and 2 months. Should I try it? What else should be noted is that I used green twist-off bottles with twist-off caps, and the bottles haven't been kept at a constant temperature. They've been in the garage so the temperature varies with the season. I got one sitting in front of me opened but I'm hesitant to try it.
 

Todd Metcalf (129.42.208.182)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've drank 8 year old home brew, and it was fine. I little oxygenated, but fine.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Go for it! It can't make you sick, although I truly doubt it's at its best by now.
 

davidw (199.239.30.126)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained . . .
 

David Landers (67.80.91.41)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 07:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Then I'm going for it! And it doesn't taste bad for a 4 year old oxidized first batch. But then again I wouldn't buy it.
 

John Schmidt (65.238.10.83)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Old homebrew is dangerous. You should not under any circumstances drink any more. Send the rest to me and I will dispose of it properly. ;) BTW, what style is it?
 

Chris Colby (66.25.196.39)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John Schmidt asks:
"what style is it?"

Old ale. Duh.


Chris Colby
Bastrop, TX
 

Mike Vachow (216.170.178.59)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 03:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, man. Degustibus est non disputandum! Aged high gravity beers hit the very short list of dangerous things to which I don't have a natural affinity. I know other beer geeks, however, who keep themselves quivering at the months passing by their commercial and homebrewed tripels and barleywines in the basement. Thank god I don't have that hang up--just give me this year's Bigfoot!

Mike
Lake Bluff, IL
 

David Landers (67.80.91.41)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John- It was no particular style. Just you basic malt extract recipe for my first batch of beer. I've gone onto making better beers now.
 

Nick Shore (132.41.120.2)
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's not like it's gonna kill ya. Plus what's about 15 minutes of your life? If it sux, dump it or age longer.

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