I left a batch out for over 6 months...

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I just wanted to see if any of you home brewers have any idea if my
brew that I left out for 6-8 months in my closet in my carboy
(secondary fermenter) will be any good if I bottle it now.  We wanted
to see what it would taste like if we aged it a bit (like wine)  but
now I am having my doubts and feel like if I do bottle, it would just
be a waste of time if it ends up tasting more like piss then beer.


Re: I left a batch out for over 6 months...



monkey wrote:
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You may have to add more yeast to get it to carbonate but other than
that you should be OK, better than OK actually because beer does indeed
age in the carboy just like wine. Big beers like barley wines often
spend a year in the secondary. Why not taste a sample of it and see
what you've got?


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As long as you didn't crach the seal on the airlock and give it air
instead of CO2 it should be exellent. Go for it. Many times I have
bottled too soon and get some extra sediment.


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Re: I left a batch out for over 6 months...


On 2006-07-08 23:25:59 -0500, BierNewbie

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We have a couple that have been sitting for over a year waiting to be
kegged and they'll be just fine as long as the airlock is still in
place.  Enjoy!


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WankerWeasel wrote:
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Take the suggestion to taste it. I had one that sat too long in the carboy
so I tried it and it tasted fine. You'll be able to tell if it has gone bad.
Of course it was missing something uncarbonated :).

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