• jbladen
    jbladen I've got a Stone Old Guardian and I'm curious how long I should let it age before I drink it? It will be a year old next month. What you guys think?
    Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
    • January 10, 2012
    • jbladen
      Mark 2-3 years should be good but the important thing is the temp at which it is aged. First, the temperature should be consistent. Too hot and the beer will age rapidly and may well spoil. Too cold and you are going to retard the aging process. Ideal temp for...  more
    • jbladen
      jbladen Thanks for the info. I'm dying to try it so we'll see how long I can fight the temptation.
    • jbladen
      HEISCHMAN Good info Mark! thanks!
    • jbladen
      Mark I should have also mentioned, unlike wine, age it standing up.
      • January 10, 2012
    • jbladen
      Mark But then that brings up the issue of corked beer. Wine is laid down on its side so the wine is in contact with the cork to prevent it from drying out. If the cork dries out it shrinks and can let air into the wine which oxidizes it. I'm not sure with cork...  more
      • January 10, 2012
    • jbladen
      Mark Seems some people say age corked beers on their side and others say all beer suitable for aging (including corked) should be aged upright. With a corked & caged beer I would contact the brewer and ask them if it is a real cork or synthetic. Synthetic will...  more
      • January 10, 2012