I have 7 beer kits which are two years old. They were stored in a cool dry basement. Did not have any heat in basement for a year. I was building a second home and my wife said no more brewing till I am done so I had to stop. I am now off my performance improvement program, and am back to brewing. I have new yeast and new hops even though hops were sealed and refrigerated. I may use the old hops for flavoring not for IBU generation. I was planning on using a 50/50 blend of old and new grain as well as adding amylase to the mash. Does anyone have experience doing either of these things?
I brewed a small test batch of squished using new grain as a baseline and plan on brewing second batch with 50/50 mix and maybe amylase as well (don't like to change two variables at once unless I am doing a sophisticated Design of Experiments). Will factor input I get from this forum into this next test batch. Thanks.
Yes I am very frugile...I can my own spaghetti sauce, rinse the jar out with water, and lick the plate when done so nothing goes to waste