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lumpy (65.42.243.29)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

alright then , I brewed a Honey/Wheat ale last year sometime using a kolsh yeast I had, and have had it sitting in a secondary carboy for 1 + years. Not really sure why I have not gotten to it yet, but will this still be drinkable , and what Can I expect from it sitting so long. I Force carb with a keg system so rousing up the yeast is not needed. One thing I know it sure should be clear.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Taste a sample and decide for yourself. I'm guessing it will be drinkable. Autolysis occurs more frequently on the primary yeast cake, and even it takes months before it is a problem.
 

lumpy (65.42.243.29)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thats what I thought but I wondered if anyone else has had this experience and what the results were. Not sure what the hell happened most of my brews don't make it past 2 months before they are GONE!!!
 

Doug Pescatore (141.232.1.10)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

lumpy,
I recently moved and have been finding all sorts of lost teasures. Many beers that have been in the bottle for a year or two. Most of them are drinkable but definitely past thier prime. I recently found a highly hopped APA in my cider case that was at least 1.5 years old. It was quite a shock to see a head on my cider and even more of a shock when it tasted like bland bitter beer.

-Doug
 

chumley (199.92.192.126)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 05:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think that it will be quite dry, which is a good thing for a kolsch. Whether it will be oxidized or not depends on how it was handled during brewing and fermentation. As Bill said, taste it and see. If it tastes like wet carboard or cooking sherry, now would be a good time to review your brewing practices to see if hot side aeration might be a culprit.

chumley
(donning asbestos suit now) :)
 

Belly Buster Bob (142.177.6.205)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 11:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got alot of razzing for this but I posted about 8 months back that I found a full carboy in my basement that had been moved and forgotten for well over a year. My guess is 15 months. The water was long gone from the airlock. The beer was crystal clear and ended up being an outstanding beer that was gone in a week.
I never did apologize to my Broinlaw for accusing him of not returning my missing carboy. He did drink quite a few of the beers though
Belly
www.bellybuster.noadweb.com
 

gene phares (24.229.187.18)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 12:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you're losing carboys full of beer you had better slow down your 'drunking'. I once in awhile temporarily lose a glass of beer but not a whole carboy.:)

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