how to find young red belgian? beer, that is.
February 1, 2007 5:29 PM Subscribe
i need to find a "fresh" bottle of chimay red, so i can harvest the yeast for a wicked-awesome batch of homebrew. problem is, i'm in d.c...
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all the shops i've called tell me that from their inventory systems they're at least 6 months old. i've already
chugged through tried to harvest yeast sediment from three bottles, to no avail. they were all well over 6 months old (which can be affirmed via the date-stamp on the cork...which is conveniently located under the metal cage-cap).
the word on the homebrewing street holds that i need something younger than 3 months. is that even possible, from belgium to d.c.? without an understanding of the shipping/distribution network that supplies this
crappy city, i need a tip for finding the young stuff. (my strategy thus far has been to ask shop-owners how fast they turn over their inventory. it seems that even the quick-turnover shops are getting product somewhat old). help me, hive mind!
where in the d.c. metro area, or online, can i go for chimay that's 'young in the bottle'?