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leolass

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Hi home brewers.

I have not been on the site for awhile as I gave up on brewing, was to easy to
go and buy a carton, but I'm back into it. :beer:

Have a few questions and Thanks in advance to anyone that can help :)

1. while going through the old brown plastic bottles from the kits I found a full bottle of beer. :p
anyone think it would be OK to chill and drink? :chug: or should I just bin it?

2. Can I make a herb brew? ie: lavender or other. if so where and how would I find instructions?

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I'd chill it and enjoy it mate!

I've heard of heather ale etc, I think before hops, herbs and spices were common from what I've heard, one of the other seasoned brewers would be able to help!
 

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I can't guarantee the quality of this brew, but I found a stash of unknown homebrew under the missus' house, it was a minimum 6 years old. Dropped one in the fridge and popped it later on..... worst beer ever!!! :icon_vomit: But I don't know how it was brewed or what ingredients....

If I were you, I'd whack it in the fridge for a couple of days and then sample it, if it smells or tastes off, just turf it. What's the worst that can happen! lol.
 

warra48

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How will you ever find out if it's any good unless you do five things:

1. Whack one in the fridge to chill.

2. Take it from the fridge.

3. Open the bottle.

4. Pour it into a glass.

5. Drink and enjoy (or not).
 

leolass

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:D in the fridge as I type, I must have been ill to have missed drinking that one. :excl:
will report back with the outcome....IF I am capable :D
Thanks guys, in the process of bottling some now, then making another batch, I so hate the wait.
 

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See how you go, mate. I haven't had much luck with storing for long periods in PET. I get oxidised flavours after about 6 months, but that could be my bad bottling techniques :)
 

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See how you go, mate. I haven't had much luck with storing for long periods in PET. I get oxidised flavours after about 6 months, but that could be my bad bottling techniques :)
Ah.. a re-read noticed the "brown plastic bottle" part!

Maybe not.. if it were glass i'd give it a go, drank a 2 year old stout on the weekend just gone - beautiful!
 

bradsbrew

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I'd still give it a try in the name of science.
 

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Drink up! I had what i thought was a dodgy home brew (for scientific purposes!!!) one afternoon and it was pretty good! Not the best... But definately not the worst.
Even if its bad, its better than VB
 

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Really? I've had lots of HB that was worse than warm VB (and I'm not a fan of VB).

To answer what I think the OP is asking - it may taste good or bad but it won't kill you like an out of date tin of salmon.
 

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I have some Russian Imperial Stout that is 130 days old

a fairly rich brew in flavour and 9% alcohol so not a session breer

drink the occasional one now and again

aging well , not unlike a good port
 

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