Cellar Pictures Vol 1

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

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  1. MichaelAllenVT

    MichaelAllenVT Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2013 Vermont

    A few awesome west coast trades came in the few days and the cellar is finally picture worthy at least.. All the IPAs (with the exception of that dogfish 75 in the corner) are bottled in the last few weeks too and will be consumed over the week with family in town for xmas (along with the growlers.)
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  2. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Aspirant (240) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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    Keeping all the HF and Heady on that sagging top shelf is making me nervous.
  3. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (468) Aug 30, 2012 California

    I have that same shelf in my "cellar". The bottom shelf is so sagged in the middle, that on the other shelfs I only put them on the perimeter in boxes. I've been meaning to buy wood to lay down, or just get a new shelving unit but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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  4. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I felt a strong need to represent those of us who can't have beautiful shelves full of perfect bottles. For those of us storing in free boxes from the liquor store (and those who are also restoring a home from the 1890's), I give you a study of beer in cardboard. Yes, they're all full.

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  5. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (400) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    That's what my cellar looks like - a whole bunch of boxes. I mostly have notepaper on the front of them with a list of what's inside, though a few of those have fallen off.
    Add in a few cases of homebrew, and empty bottles destined for either homebrew filling or display purposes when I have the chance and space (particularly rare or memorable beers) and take away the light - it's dark and the fixture in there blew out...
  6. iatethecloudsfor

    iatethecloudsfor Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Vermont
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    I just started to display mine, it feels nice. though I feel like I like to go down in the basement and do nothing in particular. also that's a shitload of beer you got there. bottle count above 1000?
  7. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Honestly, I have no idea. Short of actually going down there to count, I would have to guess somewhere near that.
  8. Fister

    Fister Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Louisiana
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    10 years I will look back on this and laugh
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  9. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Aspirant (267) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois
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    It may be a small collection, but its a good one. I would love to drink any of these beers right now.
  10. gkoz

    gkoz Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Arizona
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    I struggle to keep things longer than one year. Nice job everyone
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  11. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (491) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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    This might just be an old stain, but in one of your pics it looks like one of your NG sixers is leaking...
  12. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin
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    On the white shelving? Yeah, that was a container of floor stain that leaked and I never bothered to repaint the shelves.
  13. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (738) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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  14. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (468) Aug 30, 2012 California

    I have something similar. The issue is after a while the shelves will sag, my bottom shelf resembles a shallow sink now. I pretty much only have beer on the perimeter of other shelves because of this. If you go this route, I'd buy some wood to lay down as well, but not sure how long it'd hold up that way. I'm replacing mine some time this yr.
  15. limited87

    limited87 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 California

    This thread makes me feel so much less of an alcoholic.
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  16. Xtent

    Xtent Aspirant (221) Jan 16, 2013 California
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    Got this for Christmas

  17. Mbennett

    Mbennett Aspirant (270) Jun 16, 2011 New York
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    No. You win.
  18. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (326) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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  19. Gooners

    Gooners Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2014 Belgium

    My modest cellar. Like many, I keep drinking from my stash thus it never grows...

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  20. HopFace

    HopFace Aspirant (241) Feb 29, 2012 Colorado
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    I like your bed in the corner there. Might have to agree with your priorities.
  21. Gooners

    Gooners Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2014 Belgium

    Haha no it's not a bed, I think it's a mirror wrapped up but you're giving me ideas!
  22. HighWine

    HighWine Initiate (146) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois
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    Silver or gold sharpie on the bottom of the bottle if the year's not apparent on the label or bottle printing. I use cellarhq to maintain an inventory so I know which vintages of everything I have.
  23. SouthAtholSuds

    SouthAtholSuds Initiate (173) Nov 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I know this isn't the most original post but its been a while since I've seen what everyone is hoarding/aging in their basement/closet/whatever. LET'S SEE EM!!! Ill start. [​IMG]
  24. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia
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    Yeah, that's a awesome thread that's been for a while now. I'm sure you'll enjoy looking thorough it, I do.
    Great cellar collection by the way.
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  25. JGam115

    JGam115 Disciple (359) Apr 8, 2013 New York
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    PS I just did a FW Anniversary vert this passed Saturday. 13 thru 17. All were exceptional, but the 16 was my fav. 14 held up exceptionally well and 13 was also amazing. Enjoy!
  26. elchicodelgado

    elchicodelgado Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Texas

    It took me a while to find the cool forums too. Now if only more would post in the food forum I'd be really happy.
  27. SouthAtholSuds

    SouthAtholSuds Initiate (173) Nov 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I really wish I picked up more than one of each. Now I just stare at those boxes like a psycho rubbing my hands together and saying "sooooooooooooooooon".
  28. tree777

    tree777 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Florida

    What type of tempatures are we looking at here? Living in South Florida I cellar my beer in a shelf in my office at home. The room stays pitch black most of the day ac and temp stays between 69-72. So far the oldest bottle I've drank was an Old Ruffian from 2011 in late 2013 which was excellent. I know the traditional temp should be 50-55 but this has been doing fine so far. What are some of your experiences cellaring in warmer regions without using a fridge or cooler?
  29. SouthAtholSuds

    SouthAtholSuds Initiate (173) Nov 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Because my cellar is fieldstone it stays generally below 55 degrees. Sometimes in the summer it raises about 10 degrees. It stays pitch black 99.9% of the day. I have no clue on the effects of light and temperature. But the beer tastes damn tasty either way. Being in Massachusetts I could go down there right now and everything is cold enough to drink. Not refrigeration temp but chilled.
  30. jacobbocce72

    jacobbocce72 Initiate (116) Dec 18, 2011 Texas

    Finally got around to taking a picture of my "cellar"... It's a free fridge with a temp controller (no basements here in Texas). I haven't even utilized the freezer space up top.

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  31. Kirk

    Kirk Initiate (0) May 16, 2005 United Kingdom (England)
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    Finally condensed my bottles into one place in my house need more storage though as most shelves are 4 deep :slight_smile:

  32. chuckv

    chuckv Disciple (370) Apr 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    [​IMG] My udated cellar its grown a lot since the last picture.....
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  33. ASak10

    ASak10 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2014 Colorado

    Is that WWBY? If so I'd recommend drinking it now...had a bottle thanks to a friend a week ago and it was delicious, but seemed to be losing some of the fruit flavor.
  34. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    Just cleared out some space in the cellar and filled the fridge.
  35. jiggidy

    jiggidy Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2013 Michigan

    Looks like your shelves are bowing in the middle :slight_smile:. I see you have some nice ones in there too.

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  36. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Devotee (472) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Just a start:

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  37. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    I've taken on a new motto in 2014. Stop hoarding, start drinking. My friends have been very supportive of the idea!
  38. dbrelsfo

    dbrelsfo Aspirant (281) Apr 17, 2013 Georgia
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    These are some impressive cellars! I have only gathered a few bottles, since I am new to the beer scene, so mine looks pitiful, but I can help if anyone wants to start clearing out their huge beer cellars and add to mine! lol all donations welcome.
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  39. zookerman182

    zookerman182 Defender (601) Oct 8, 2013 Alabama
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    It's hard not to be jealous of this.

    Especially the crooked stave stuff...
  40. Kirk

    Kirk Initiate (0) May 16, 2005 United Kingdom (England)
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    A lot of hard work went into getting all these :slight_smile: not many people want to trade internationally
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