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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by black13, Sep 19, 2013.
Cool, good to know. I might have to invest in some wax
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
Wrong tasting procedure!
Wrong sample size!
Everyone is a monday morning quarterback.
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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?
I was criticizing all the people complaining about the experiment. The Monday morning quarterbacks.
I found the info from the experiment useful.
I don't think waxing is going to help that Bolt Cutter.
I'm hoping I can wait it out until it magically becomes great.
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.
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.
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.