9 month old IPA in a corny

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9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by gobuchul » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:06 pm

Well the Mrs had me building shelves in the utility room today.

I haven't brewed for months and all my corny kegs were in there, in amongst what thought were all empties, was a full keg of IPA I brewed in December last year. Tried the PRV and it seems to have held a good seal, plenty of CO2.

The utility room has a boiler and HW cylinder, so it always pretty warm. So I hope that hasn't turned it. It was a 7% brew so that may help it.

I'm crash cool it in an ice bucket and give it a try later.

Here's hoping!

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Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by LeeH » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:21 pm

The heat will be the killer, not the time. Will be interesting to see how it is.


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Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by Rookie » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:52 pm

You may be okay. Two hundred years ago the IPA sent to India spent time in the hot hold of a ship.
The bitterness will have faded, but it could still be good otherwise.
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Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by Kev888 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:42 am

If it is a proper IPA then it could well be okay, should also be a useful test of how effective your disinfection and oxygen management were. If it is one of the american-style pseudo-IPAs that are all about late hops and aroma then perhaps best not to get your hopes up too much, but it may still be drinkable. Good luck with it!
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Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by ingo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:42 am

You could toss a sock with fresh hops in it,

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Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by gobuchul » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:59 pm

Well it's not sour so I guess no infection.

However, it had a leak from the "out" post, which had lost a few litres very slowly over time. It held pressure but only just so it hadn't carbonated.

It is very hazy though. It was made from a recipe kit from The Homebrew Company with my Grainfather. I had similar issues with other beers I made from their grain, overcrushed, hazy and stuck mashes. Although as it been stood so long, once I get past the first couple of litres, it should be very clear.

I have put some gas on it and will see how it's getting on tonight, although from a taste of the flat beer, it's drinkable, just not a very good beer.

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Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Post by Robwalkeragain » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:15 pm

gobuchul wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Well it's not sour so I guess no infection.

However, it had a leak from the "out" post, which had lost a few litres very slowly over time. It held pressure but only just so it hadn't carbonated.

It is very hazy though. It was made from a recipe kit from The Homebrew Company with my Grainfather. I had similar issues with other beers I made from their grain, overcrushed, hazy and stuck mashes. Although as it been stood so long, once I get past the first couple of litres, it should be very clear.

I have put some gas on it and will see how it's getting on tonight, although from a taste of the flat beer, it's drinkable, just not a very good beer.
If it’s slowly cleared over time you’re probably dragging up some rough sediment that is making the flavour worse - could be worth racking into a new corny from the top. Everything we’ve aged, milds and strong beers alike, has tasted divine after 6 months

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