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Brew Matt

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I have a no-chill cube of wort that has been sitting unopened since June 2012. How would I establish if this is still safe to ferment, or more importantly, safe to drink after fermenting?
 

carniebrew

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Taste it and smell it. If you've done any brewing before/after this, you should know what good, unfermented wort tastes/smells like?

Actually probably smell it first.... :)
 

doon

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If it hasnt swollen up and exploded I would say its perfectly fine
 

Amber Fluid

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A few people here have had cubes for 1-2 years with no adverse affects.
 

brendo

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agreed, I have left a few brews in a cube for an extended time before brewing and they were all fine - as long as it was well sealed so O2 can't get in, you should be fine. The one qualifier I would put on that is that generally I only do 60 min additions when cubing and do most of my late hopping during/post fermentation.
 

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