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To wax or not to wax....KBS experiment.

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by black13, Sep 19, 2013.

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  1. machalel

    machalel Aspirant (283) Jan 19, 2012 Australia


    Cool, good to know. I might have to invest in some wax :slight_smile:
     
  2. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (540) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    I wax all my bottles too. I just bought two pots at Walmart for $5 each, one black and one burgandy. Stouts get black wax, everything else gets burgandy. Except La Muerta looked pretty nice with the burgandy wax. Homebrew store in SA has wax for $9.99 a pound
     
  3. 7ate9

    7ate9 Aspirant (212) Apr 26, 2007 Virginia

    Wrong beer!
    Wrong tasting procedure!
    Wrong sample size!
    Wrong wax!
    Wrong opinion!
    Everyone is a monday morning quarterback.
     
  4. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Never have I seen a post with a more fitting Avatar.
     
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  5. black13

    black13 Disciple (306) Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Send me an appropriate beer, in sufficient quantity to make significant N, the proper wax, and the proper pocedure and I'll do this again in 3 years. Do I get to have an opinion or do I have to use yours? :grimacing:
     
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  6. 7ate9

    7ate9 Aspirant (212) Apr 26, 2007 Virginia

    I was criticizing all the people complaining about the experiment. The Monday morning quarterbacks.
    I found the info from the experiment useful.
     
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  7. claaark13

    claaark13 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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    I don't think waxing is going to help that Bolt Cutter.
     
  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    I'm hoping I can wait it out until it magically becomes great. :wink:
     
  9. Homebrew42

    Homebrew42 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New York

    Isn't that the opposite of what you want when cellaring a beer? If you wanted the beer to taste like it does fresh then drink it fresh.
     
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  10. black13

    black13 Disciple (306) Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
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    It actually did exactly what I wanted it to do. I ended up with 12 bottles of KBS (which isn't easy to come by these days). I prefer the flavors of this beer better when fresh (more coffee and bourbon flavor) so I had had nothing to lose by waxing some. Yes I could have drank them fresh, but I have other things I want to drink other than KBS for 12 nights in a row, which some would say is not a bad thing.

    In the end, to each their own. Waxing the bottles wasn't a problem for me and it gave me the outcome I was looking for.
     
  11. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Surly waxes the Darkness bottles and I will say there is a definite difference between fresh and aged (even a year). I have never done side by side as the beer can change every year anyway, but Darkness always has a big hop flavor and aroma that is gone after about 6-10 months. For this reason, I prefer Darkness fresh and quit aging them all together.

    What would the effect be if the bottles were not waxed? I have no idea. But, the beer is definitely different from fresh.
     
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