>I have been making a LOT of homebrew lately, and there is just not enough
>in my refridgerator to keep all of my homebrew cold.
>What will the consequences be if I leave freshly bottled beer at room
>temperature for a few weeks? The book I have been using says that you
>refridgerate the beer about a week after bottling.
>Also, what if I have some homebrew in the fridge and then tatake it out
>leave it at room temperature for a few weeks?
I and a very experience brewer/friend of mine keep our freshly brewed beer
at room temperature routinely, only putting a six-pack or so into the
fridge as the need arises. It has taken me upwards of two months to finish
off two cases (among other beers commercial and homebrewed), and they were
all good to the last bottle. I've done this with ales only, specifically
an altbier, IPA, sweet brown ale and most recently a raspberry ale. The
sweet brown was actually better after two and one half months than it was
I wouldn't want to go much more than three months, especially in summer if
you can't control the temp.