Waxing my cellar. Worth the time? personal reviews?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by MCImes, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    I have a decent cellar going (about 6 cases) going back to 2006. Recently, I drank a bigfoot 2006 and a Woodcut #3 from my cellar, both had noticeable oxidation. This is bad. Obviously. not enough to ruin the beer, but enough to take away from its goodness. I saw the self dipping thread near the bottom of the page and see other people are waxing their commercial bottles.

    My question is to someone who has done this: have you ever experimented by dipping some bottles and leaving some from the same batch undipped, then done a side by side to compare for oxidation? I assume this would work fine, but does anyone have a personal review of its efficacy? Is it worth the time to dip my stash that I know I will have for a few years?

  2. therobot

    therobot Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2010 Minnesota

    Great question, I have the same one.
  3. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    I did it with one pair of bottles, but it's not a broad experiment.

    Stuff that has been sitting unwaxed for a few years probably already has let a fair amount of oxygen in. Waxing it will prevent more oxygen ingress, but if the bottles you drank are representative, they'll all be oxidized.
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