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Offline micsager

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"lost beer"
« on: October 05, 2010, 07:52:25 AM »
I must say I'm amazed at the stories at lost beer on these boards.  I brew a minimum of 20 gallons a month, and havn't lost a beer yet.  (I'm hoping to someday)  Maybe it's because I'm so anal about storage and label everything, and know which is oldest beer.  Or, maybe it's because I drink too much, there's no time to lose anything.  I just got a small chest freezer that will eight corny's, so maybe I'll have a better chance now......  I've got it half full, with still two corny's in my serving kegerator.  Brewed two, ten gallon batches this past weekend.  (but probably drank half that, LOL)

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Re: "lost beer"
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 08:54:45 AM »
It's fun and interesting to discover a beer you didn't know you had tucked away.  It's only happened to me twice...fortunately both times the beers were ones with a higher ABV:   a couple bottles of my Christmas ale that escaped my gift-list and got laid aside for 5 years, and a few bottles of a Scotch Ale I made in or around 1994.  I've sampled them with surprisingly good results...the last one I tasted was a bottle of the Scotch Ale, which I opened last year (and I still have 1 bottle left).  I was shocked at the depth of the malt character that still remained after all that time in the bottle (and it was bottled after spending 8 months in bulk in the Cornie)...perhaps thanks to the proportion of Munich I used, it was still a very rich tasting beer.  I'm sure the relatively  high OG (1.086) helped it to hang in there for so long.

Since discovering those bottles some years ago, I have now begun regularly laying aside a couple 22 ouncers of stronger brews that I thought came out particularly well,  just to see how they fare some years down the line.
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Re: "lost beer"
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 10:18:28 AM »
It just happens. I've got an out of the way place where bottles and the odd keg gets stashed. Peek in there and it's "oh I still got some of that Saison left? Or keg of Cider!!"  ;D

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Re: "lost beer"
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 03:04:29 PM »
I loose umpteen gallons a year using beer instead of currency for gratuities.
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Re: "lost beer"
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 10:01:28 AM »
I have a freezer kegerator that holds 6 cornies for serving and a fridge that holds up to 6 cornies  for lagering/carbonating so that when I need a keg in the kegerator there's always one ready to go.  So my lost keg had just been in the fridge for a year hiding out with all the others
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Re: "lost beer"
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 11:42:22 AM »
I'm trying to lose a case of Strong Scotch Ale but it's getting harder and harder as the temps continue to drop.  ;)
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Re: "lost beer"
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 12:56:58 PM »
I've got to lose 30 bottles of the Mortgage Killer after it gets bottled. Fortunately, that's what the cellar will be for!
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