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Cellar Pictures Vol 1

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Jparkanzky, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. There's a few of us old school BAs out there...


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  2. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (470) California Dec 11, 2010

    No - there is oxygen in the bottle already causing the oxidative processes. Waxing helps prevent leaky caps (as you mentioned) and it helps prevent rust. And it looks pretty.
  3. mjpotter

    mjpotter Zealot (80) Kentucky Nov 18, 2011

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  4. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    I do the same. I don't have the space for shelving (unless I built them into the closet, but as renters that would be tough anyway). As an added bonus, I figure boxes help keep them out of the light. I just keep up to date on a spreadsheet that tells me which beer is in which box, and it doesn't take more than a few minutes to retrieve any one bottle.
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  5. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Aficionado (200) Illinois Jan 28, 2008

    Get that Bourbon County Coffee in a fridge asap!! Or just drink it ;)
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  6. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

  7. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (380) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012

  8. Coffee flavours diminish considerably from aging.
  9. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

  10. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

    Aging? Its been there for two weeks lol. It can sit for months and will be fine but thanks
  11. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Advocate (710) Illinois Jan 8, 2009

  12. Autobiographically
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  13. Dope

    Dope Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 5, 2010

    Nah, it's just for display purposes. I had all of mine in cases (many, many cases) until I bought a dedicated beer fridge and then I moved them all in there. I figure I had just left them all out in the open on the shelves I'd eventually cause a domino effect someday and lose a lot of beer.

  14. I have broken enough bottles to know to keep these things in cases..
  15. jwb06

    jwb06 Aficionado (120) Indiana Dec 24, 2009


    Did some rearranging today
  16. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (460) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    that cantillon looks comfortable!
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  18. Just put together some new shelves for my beer cellar!

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    My boxes are in the cabinets below. Dad's got his wine above. Super stoked he felt the need to build a temperature controlled room into the garage building. That didn't help my purchasing habits at all though...
  20. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

  21. Yea poor picture quality I know. I had just spend 8 hours working on the cellar, four of which was carrying the beer down 3 flights of stairs case by case.
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  22. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    Don't mind me. I'm kinda jealous. I just throw stuff into my chest freezer, closet, and mini-fridge without organizing it. I really need to get around to sorting it out...And maybe throwing a "cellar party" to empty it.
  23. bpfrush

    bpfrush Advocate (570) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    Update from page 1

  24. Renting my place, so some Ikea shelves in the basement is the best I can do. Just went through and rearranged some stuff. Got rid of some of the 2010 IPAs that I tossed down there when I moved.


    The contents (sorry about the no walez, brah): http://www.cellarhq.com/cellar/bison_factory
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  25. I opened up my 08, 10, 11 on Thanksgiving and it was a good time. The 08 was over the hill but the 10 was amazing and still have a few more years left before it starts turning.
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  26. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Not really a cellar, as I live in Florida, but here is my storage fridge.

    Usually the light is off in the fridge, but had to turn it on for the pic.

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  28. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (160) New York Jan 12, 2012

    I bought an apartment recently and just finished setting up my beer cellar in the temp controlled basement storage unit.


    Without having to use turn on the heating/cooling unit in the storage space, the temp has so far stayed right around 50°F (+/- 2°). Not sure if that'll go up in the summertime as the basement felt the same temp when I first saw the apartment in June. The humidity has been wavering between 50-58%. I wish it was a bit higher, but I'm not gonna stress too much about 50%. If that starts to drop more though I'll probably do something to up the humidity, but for now I'm quite happy with the setup...it's much better than the boxes stored in the back of room temp closets method that I had been using beforehand.
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  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Hell of a lot of quality in that fridge. Well done!
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  30. i need to take a trip to the East coast to stock up
  31. Ug I am so jealous. Makes my 200 beer fridge seem paltry in comparison, not to mentioned crammed and unorganized.

    I wish I had a constantly cool basement to build such an awesome cellar.
  32. Honestly most of my cellar is off the shelf it just takes patience to not drink it constantly
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  33. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011


    Took all weekend to clear out the space and set up, but well worth the time spent.
  34. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Savant (485) Michigan Jan 31, 2013

    This thread makes me very sad and very happy at the same time. I have much to learn.
  35. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (605) California Oct 17, 2010

    im a fan of this method as well. its fun to open a box and find something you completely forgot you had, haha.

    i keep em in boxes on shelves. being alive for the 89 earthquake, a lot of these pretty cellars would be puddles and shards.
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  36. atone315

    atone315 Advocate (680) Wisconsin Oct 8, 2008

    Not the best pictures, but pictures nonetheless-




    It keeps growing, hopefully I can get it under control one of these years....although I have been saying that for a while.
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