Post Your Cellar Photos - Vol. 2

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by StoutSnob40, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,131) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Hey, everyone. Since the last Cellar Photos thread was locked and we've been given permission to start it up again, let's revive this one. I know it was a favorite amongst the forums. Can't wait to check out your photos.
     
  2. nophunk

    nophunk Aspirant (218) Nov 27, 2011 Louisiana
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    I live in New Orleans, so a basement cellar is not a feasible thing here. My roommate and I had been using 2 mini fridges with temperature controllers for quite some time, but I still had bottles all over my room/closet/etc. I found a pretty large fridge for $50 on Craigslist Monday. It took a little bit of elbow grease to get it looking nice, but I can fit the majority of my bottles and my roommate's in this thing. Loose order: bottom shelf 12 ounce bottles sours>old ales/barleywines>stouts, lower middle is all corked bottles and mostly sours, upper middle is filled with assorted 750s sours>saisons>stouts, upper shelf is mostly BA 22 ounce bombers, and the doors are filled with lots of BCBS and some randoms.
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  3. cwehr13

    cwehr13 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Illinois

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    I would like to add shelves to optimize the most space.
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  4. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (426) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I posted one in the last thread about 6 months ago and now. Here are them compared
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  5. swetsastonic

    swetsastonic Aspirant (205) Mar 22, 2012 New Jersey

  6. egrace84

    egrace84 Champion (890) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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    My closet "cellar"
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  7. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (208) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota

    Built racks from scrap lumber a little bit ago now. Still have plans to build more for the 22s.
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  8. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,131) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Looks great. Very vintage.
     
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  9. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Initiate (198) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    I need to get organized in my cellar. I got beer (and bourbon) laying all over the place down there and my wife has been making comments. I will be checking in for ideas and inspiration.
     
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  10. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,002) Oct 24, 2009 California

    Those green things remind me of Binny's
     
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  11. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (208) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota

    Thanks. It's made from dock sections and the spindles from the old deck that came with the house!
     
  12. -N8

    -N8 Aspirant (210) Feb 7, 2014 Germany

    I've added a Belgian section to my bier keller..

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  13. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (246) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
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    Started with 2 bottles of BCBS 2 months ago and it's turned into this:

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  14. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,131) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    It's cellars like this that make this thread great.
     
  15. -N8

    -N8 Aspirant (210) Feb 7, 2014 Germany

    I've read, most beer is best stored upright to minimize the surface area exposed to air. Who knows if it's true though.. I suppose it may be more of a matter of which method works best for the space one has.

    Cheers!
     
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  16. will1256

    will1256 Disciple (315) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota
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    After about three years I've pretty much hit my peak quantity, and now plan to do some quantity reduction and focus on quality beers I've had good luck with. And no, I didn't get a full case of BCBCS, just happened to snag the box.
     
  17. crowellbw

    crowellbw Aspirant (240) Dec 1, 2010 Washington

    Theres a few things to consider. If the bottle is on its side, yes more surface area, but it also helps form a seal preventing more air in, so you can exhaust the remaining oxygen in the bottle. Corked and caged beers do want a little air in to help with the conditioning, so really you just want to prevent dry-out and on its side is fine. However, while bottle caps are lined with an inert plastic, constant contact with a highly alcoholic beer may cause a breakdown and may get down to the raw steel in the bottle cap. That would make for a terrible tasting brew.
     
  18. swoopdog

    swoopdog Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 Arkansas

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    When I grow up I want to own a cave like some of you until then I can only dream.
     
  19. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (538) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    I'm loving the wax dipped everything. But I did LOL @ the wax dipped Storm King. Hahahaha
     
  20. jdb288

    jdb288 Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2013 New Jersey

    Same here. Looks like a fun weekend project.
     
  21. swoopdog

    swoopdog Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 Arkansas

    I heard it ages well also victory isn't a shelf beer for me. :slight_frown:
     
  22. tommyguz

    tommyguz Savant (981) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Is the 1809 best buy 2018? Is that why you wrote that on it? Just bought my first two the other day.

    I have a few storm kings sitting around. Victory best dates them for 5 years...will try them over the next couple years.
     
  23. swoopdog

    swoopdog Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 Arkansas

    The 1809 doesn't have a best by date but another BA said that Berliner Weisses cellar nice. So I figured I would put one away for about 5 years as an experiment.
     
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  24. tommyguz

    tommyguz Savant (981) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Oh so that's to remind you when you want to drink it by. Got it. Cool, good idea!

    I am going to crack one open this weekend, it'll be my first time trying it.
     
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  25. KingTelephone

    KingTelephone Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2014 Michigan

    I'm new here and just starting on my cellar. No cave for me :slight_frown: just a typical Michigan/midwest style basement. This pic is under the stairs.

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  26. MichaelAllenVT

    MichaelAllenVT Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2013 Vermont

  27. a16ert

    a16ert Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    There is no need to be [​IMG]:slight_frown:. Hero is start from Zero !!!
     
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  28. gr8zehaman

    gr8zehaman Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2010 North Carolina

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    Just started cellaring this year. Gonna have to find some more space already.
     
  29. nopucophop

    nopucophop Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2009 New York

  30. HartsyThaiFood

    HartsyThaiFood Aspirant (244) Dec 11, 2013 Illinois

    Moved in to a new place over the weekend and was delighted to see our downstairs basement/storage area already had a shelf in place where I could start cellaring beers away in a perfectly dark, cool environment.

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    While it's not the largest collection, I'm proud of it as a starting point.
     
  31. CyberMonk

    CyberMonk Initiate (68) May 18, 2010 California

    Found some fun photos for a timeline. Here was my cellar around its inception.
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    And here was the cellar version two.
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    And lastly, here's where the cellar is at this point. It's grown quite a bit fuller since the previous photo :slight_smile:
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    Hovering around 250 bottles these days, which is pretty much capacity. http://www.beercellar.me/cellar/josh
     
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  32. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    nice collection, i like the shelves in the first photo best.
     
  33. Phlegmat

    Phlegmat Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2014 Illinois

    How long have you been cellaring that flight of New Glarus fruits? I just picked them all up and was assuming I'd need to drink them ASAP.
     
  34. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (396) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    Curious about this myself.
     
  35. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    Pretty sweet cellar for a Arkansan, you BGOA?
     
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  36. CyberMonk

    CyberMonk Initiate (68) May 18, 2010 California

    Alas, that shelf was not meant to last. It had both a lesser capacity, and its shelves were bowing pretty heavily after a while. I definitely don't recommend wooden IKEA shelving for long term beer storage, as it won't hold up to the weight.
     
  37. Phlegmat

    Phlegmat Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2014 Illinois

    Recently moved into a new house and was bummed to find out that the basement always stays warm cuz of the heater. Luckily the sellers left a meat freezer. It was covered in blood, but some elbow grease and a Johnson controller later, makes for a sweet beer fridge. I'm kinda new to this game so still working on filling it up.

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  38. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Meyvn (1,291) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
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    did some rearranging yesterday. moved armands from horizontal to vertical to settle the yeast better
     
  39. chuckv

    chuckv Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

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    Just got organizing it this morning.
     
  40. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

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