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Post by Joe Beauli » Thu, 25 Aug 1994 13:22:46



I have been making a LOT of homebrew lately, and there is just not enough room
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 should
refridgerate the beer about a week after bottling.

Also, what if I have some homebrew in the fridge and then tatake it out and
leave it at room temperature for a few weeks?

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Joseph Beaulieu

 
 
 

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Post by Philip Grav » Fri, 26 Aug 1994 13:45:43


Quote:

>I have been making a LOT of homebrew lately, and there is just not enough
>room 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 should
>refridgerate the beer about a week after bottling.

If you bottle homebrewed beer, you need to keep it at room temperature for
some period of time to allow the yeast to ferment the priming sugar and
produce the desired carbonation.  You can store your homebrewed beer at
room temperatures for much longer periods of time depending on the style.
The heavier beers with higher *** levels (barleywines, stouts, porters,
etc) keep longer.

Quote:
>Also, what if I have some homebrew in the fridge and then tatake it out and
>leave it at room temperature for a few weeks?

Not much will happen.  Just try to store your beer at 70^F or less if
possible.  A ba***t is ideal.  Avoid storing it in places where the
temperature gets high.

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Phil
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Post by Pete Applet » Sat, 27 Aug 1994 01:28:27


Quote:

> 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 should
> refridgerate the beer about a week after bottling.

> Also, what if I have some homebrew in the fridge and then tatake it out and
> leave it at room temperature for a few weeks?

> --
> Joseph Beaulieu


Well, one of my friends whilst looking for empty bottles just found half
a crate of homebrew - 1988 vintage.  This has been sitting in a crate
ever since.  Of the six bottles, one was infected, four were pretty
ropy and one was actually quite drinkable!  We were surprised too...

Point is, if this stuff more-or-less survived six years at room temp
(it's only a standard best bitter, btw) then I can't see a few weeks
hurting.

Pete

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all known programmers!

 
 
 

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Post by GrtSco » Sat, 27 Aug 1994 10:32:04



writes:

Quote:
>I have been making a LOT of homebrew lately, and there is just not enough
room
>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
should
>refridgerate the beer about a week after bottling.

>Also, what if I have some homebrew in the fridge and then tatake it out
and
>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
fresh.

I wouldn't want to go much more than three months, especially in summer if
you can't control the temp.

Scott K.