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8 month old tastes phenomenal
« on: August 12, 2015, 08:18:41 PM »
just cracked 8 month old vanilla robust porter.   time has done this baby well..funny how that works  ;D

this will be a fall/winter favorite.  had the recent pleasure to try an AHA members RIS....loved it and will have to get a batch going so i can enjoy it next year!
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 11:36:26 PM »
I had a RIS that tasted best after 1 year. Too bad I already drank most of it at the time. Big beers sometimes need some time for all of the flavors to meld together.
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 11:47:28 PM »
I had a RIS that tasted best after 1 year. Too bad I already drank most of it at the time. Big beers sometimes need some time for all of the flavors to meld together.

+1.  That's my biggest problem - I nail a big beer, it's good at 3 months, and it's hard to keep my hands off for a year.  Luckily, on a recent swap with a fellow brewer, I found a couple tasty bottles of my RIS that I didn't know existed (they were a little over a year). If I'd known they were there, they'd have long since been drained.  ;D
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 01:18:26 PM »
That post title makes it sound like you were eating an 8 month old baby or some kind of animal.

I had a weizenbock that was bottled off the keg about 2 years ago last night. It was tasty. Also had a porter that I found in my closet that's been there for probably 8 or 9 months. It was amazing. It had mold around the cap, haha.
That's why bottling is so fun, when you find those mystery bottles. Feel a bit sorry for the people who write off bottling for good when they start kegging.
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 01:48:26 PM »
That post title makes it sound like you were eating an 8 month old baby or some kind of animal.

I had a weizenbock that was bottled off the keg about 2 years ago last night. It was tasty. Also had a porter that I found in my closet that's been there for probably 8 or 9 months. It was amazing. It had mold around the cap, haha.
That's why bottling is so fun, when you find those mystery bottles. Feel a bit sorry for the people who write off bottling for good when they start kegging.

yeah this was kegged. i do bottle my hefeweizen and wit and few others - mostly just bottle a few from the keg to keep a samples for reference and to see how some beers age.
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 04:24:18 PM »
That post title makes it sound like you were eating an 8 month old baby or some kind of animal.

Ha!  +1 to that! 

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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 08:33:14 PM »
That post title makes it sound like you were eating an 8 month old baby or some kind of animal.

I had a weizenbock that was bottled off the keg about 2 years ago last night. It was tasty. Also had a porter that I found in my closet that's been there for probably 8 or 9 months. It was amazing. It had mold around the cap, haha.
That's why bottling is so fun, when you find those mystery bottles. Feel a bit sorry for the people who write off bottling for good when they start kegging.
One of the pluses for making 6 gal. batches is that, if you keg 5 gal., there's still 10-12 bottles that you can squirrel away.
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 08:49:12 PM »
That post title makes it sound like you were eating an 8 month old baby or some kind of animal.

I had a weizenbock that was bottled off the keg about 2 years ago last night. It was tasty. Also had a porter that I found in my closet that's been there for probably 8 or 9 months. It was amazing. It had mold around the cap, haha.
That's why bottling is so fun, when you find those mystery bottles. Feel a bit sorry for the people who write off bottling for good when they start kegging.
One of the pluses for making 6 gal. batches is that, if you keg 5 gal., there's still 10-12 bottles that you can squirrel away.
Yeah, that is fun to do. I've just been bottling off the keg to turn batches over quicker if I want something else on. Kind of the best of both options for me.
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Re: 8 month old tastes phenomenal
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 05:55:24 PM »
+1 to bottling off the keg.  I have gone to half liter brown PET bottles for an easy way to store - I can re carb them with a carbonator cap, too, if they don't hold the carb well or need a bit more carb at serving.
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