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Gordon 08-27-2012 06:32 PM

Last week I bottled my first batch of home brew! I should have read everything a few more times, right after bottling I put it in the refrigerator. It was chilled for maybe 3 days before I realized this wasn't what the directions said. I put it back to room temp, was this a fatal mistake for this batch or will it carbonate after being chilled in the bottle?

MZRIS 08-27-2012 06:36 PM

it will carbonate, just let it sit out of the fridge for the next week and a half then open one to test the carb levels. Chilling off yeast cells just puts them to sleep. you have to heat (pasteurize) them up to kill them.

TyTanium 08-27-2012 06:38 PM

Step 1: Don't use comic sans
Step 2: They'll be just fine at room temp. Give them another 2-3 weeks

Wings_Fan_In_KC 08-28-2012 01:16 AM

+1 to the above. They'll wake back up at room temp.

CS223 08-29-2012 03:56 PM

I'd put it somewhere a little warm like the top of the fridge or in the closet with the water heater ~75-78F You'll be fine in a couple weeks.

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