How Long Can I Store My Beer?

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  1. Mar 6, 2019 #1

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    I'm planning on brewing some beer next week and gonna store it in 2-3 demijohns. How long can I keep it there before I need to drink it?
     
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    Beer, brewing? What is that?

    Certainly a few months, but since it has no added SO2, nor the acidity or alcohol of wine, I would not think much more than that unless you have a super sterile environment.
     
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    So how do beer folks keep their beer??
     
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    I ferment 2 weeks (more or less), transfer to a bottling bucket with a bit of priming sugar, bottle, wait 2 weeks, and start drinking.
    Have you made beer before?
     
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    I ferment for 2-3 weeks. Bottle, condition for 2-3 weeks.

    I would suggest bottling. Depending on the beer you can age for some time. I have had a barley wine aging for 2.5 years (drink 1 every 6 months).

    The problem with storing in a carboy, what do you use to top up if you don’t have right size? IMG_3302.JPG

    Not to mention that gas will escape the liquid while in a carboy (I think). In a bottle it is trapped.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    I have a 55lb bag of barley that I was considering brewing off in one day and fermenting together in a drum. Just a single step infusion, first time brewing... I figure I'll get 150L of beer, can't drink it all at once, so want to see how long I can store it in a demijohn with a good #11 rubber plug!
     

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