Darklord Day 2017

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Beanblossom, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. AughtSixHawk

    AughtSixHawk Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2017 Illinois

    Looking ahead to the aftermath of DLD, what is the best way to store DL for aging? I've read that refrigeration can slow the aging process, which isn't desirable. I've also heard some debate as to storing the bottles vertically vs. on the side.

    What's the best practice here?
     
  2. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (335) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    A cool cellar, or closet. I have neither, so I bought a mini-cooler that I keep at 55 degrees at all times - works just as well
     
  3. mich34

    mich34 Initiate (56) Jan 5, 2015 Michigan

    Most of us keep the bottles in a double boiler rig as soon as we get them home to help accelerate the transition to straight up soy sauce. I've also heard a rumor that one guy keeps them in his basement, away from the furnace and light. There is a forum dedicated to aging beers on here, seems like most agree that bottles top up works just fine (unless you get into lambig aging discussions then you can argue for storage on the side)...
     
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  4. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    In the back of a forest green 91 Camero with slotted rear window shades.
     
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  5. Beanblossom

    Beanblossom Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 Indiana

    What will happen if you have the same Camero, but the color is royal blue?
     
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  6. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    That's just too cold for DL.
     
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  7. Coel

    Coel Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Rum barrel aged Brettanomyses
     
  8. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky

    The most ridiculous one I see on a regular basis: BAIGCCS - Barrel Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
     
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  9. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    I swear the only reason this thing trades for a VR (or higher) is due to the acronym.

    More letters, better beer, duh!
     
  10. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Yes, this!

    Exactly...and people think DL is sweet. FL stouts have been trading for ocean sized fish tanks full of whales for a few years now, and they all taste like milkshake flavoring packets. I don't get it.
     
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  11. drac86

    drac86 Initiate (107) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana
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    Capped bottles - like Dark Lord - should be stored upright to avoid contamination with the metallic cap. Corked bottles should be stored on their side to keep the cork from drying out and breaking/crumbling into the beer upon being opened (also the cork will not impart off flavors like a cap will). As far as temp - 55° should be fine.
     
  12. lotgod

    lotgod Initiate (155) Jan 25, 2015 Ohio

    Since we are being picky...its Camaro...not Camero :grinning::grinning::grinning:
     
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  13. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,538) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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  14. darktain

    darktain Initiate (161) Dec 1, 2015 Illinois
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    Usually would agree on the Florida peeps...... but BAIGCCS was a top 5 ever beer, right up there with Handjee, FVM, Pirate Paradise and FO for me, was truly awesome. Not to sweet.
     
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  15. Billy_Bars

    Billy_Bars Aspirant (249) Jan 18, 2014 Illinois

    Whoa, why are you giving legit, useful info in this thread?? :astonished:
     
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  16. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Savant (927) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    That's the reason we support 3Floyds and DLD, because they don't give us any useful information.
     
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  17. myersk27

    myersk27 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana

    can we just get back to discussing abbreviations and page counts? seriously....

    :wink:
     
  18. asams10

    asams10 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Hold the phone! You're telling me that milkshakes aren't flavored naturally from the ice cream???
     
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  19. drac86

    drac86 Initiate (107) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana
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    Oh god I'm so sorry. Here, allow me to make up for it:

    The abbreviation 3F is stupid, it's FFF all the way. Metal bands are awesome and those who don't like them at DLD are stupid. Cellaring beers is stupid. The brewery not releasing variant info until right before the fest is stupid. Neckbeard cicerones who try to log every single beer into Untappd are stupid. Also, those who don't bother to keep track at all of the cool beers they have are stupid. Planning to meet up for an IP trade when you know you'll be stumbling drunk on 2oz pours of world class beer is stupid. Not eating enough food or drinking enough water and subsequently turning into Garbage Can Guy is stupid. Trying to make a list of beers to bring this long beforehand is stupid. Me not hearing from USPS about whether my tickets have shipped is stupid. Not getting this thread to 100 pages yet is stupid.

    Stupid stupid stupid!



    (How was that? I think I covered everything...)
     
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  20. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I'm just happy we've reached an unprecedented level of foolishness.
     
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  21. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    @croush this guy may have stolen your poopy head award :astonished:
     
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  22. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (207) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    Oh no, now no one is going to drink that Cantillon I brought back from Belgium a few months ago...:slight_frown:

    ITS NOT STORED ON ITS SIDE.
     
  23. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    I don't care if you stored it in the back of a blue Camaro with slotted rear window shades, I'll drink it with you.
     
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  24. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    It appears the estimated 150 pages for this year is an accurate projection.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. drac86

    drac86 Initiate (107) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana
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    True, it's probably awful by now. Feel free to send it to me, I'm badly-stored-beer disposal expert. :wink:
     
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  26. AughtSixHawk

    AughtSixHawk Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2017 Illinois

    And there is the answer. Thanks. I'll have to check-out the forum dedicated to aging.
     
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  27. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    It has to be. You just proved it with a graph!
     
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  28. RexKramer

    RexKramer Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Illinois

    How do you feel about fedoras and pretzel necklaces?
     
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  29. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    That was actually a useful bit of information. I agree with his storage suggestions. Before learning anything about cellaring I stored my Dark Lord at around 69-70* house temp in a dark room on a shelf. It aged gracefully.
     
  30. drac86

    drac86 Initiate (107) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana
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    Dammit, I knew I forgot something. And I didn't even mention the weather!

    Clearly I'm.... stupid.
     
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  31. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    #WeAreAllSpecialHere
     
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  32. kodt

    kodt Defender (631) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    However, after analyzing the content of posts, there has been a dramatic shift this year.

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  33. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    You sir have won the internet today.
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  34. Bugsmcl

    Bugsmcl Initiate (196) May 2, 2016 Ohio

    You forgot about the tote talk!
     
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  35. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    That's included in the "useful talk."
     
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  36. MasterPenguins

    MasterPenguins Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Indiana

    I swear this thread is the best thing that happens on BA every single year.
     
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  37. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (315) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Any chance we can break down "shit posts" further? I would be interested to see the percentage for Handjee jokes, ridiculous made up variants, Dragon Abortion/Fetus Banger, literal shit posts ect.
     
  38. ChiCubs78

    ChiCubs78 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2015 Illinois

    The shit posts are at such a high level this year it would require it's own breakdown graph.
     
  39. Billy_Bars

    Billy_Bars Aspirant (249) Jan 18, 2014 Illinois

    Gets my nominee for post of the thread thus far.
     
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  40. asams10

    asams10 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Back to the variant talk, what would you guys think about an Apple Butter Cardamom Dates Earl of F*cking Giggleswade with Habanero, Indigenous Jalapeños, Kumquat, Lime, Mint, Nutmeg, Oranges, Peaches, Quiche, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, ... ok nevermind. This would be terrible
     
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