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Old 06-05-2010, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Bottled beer storage temp??

So I started home brewing this winter. I have a cellar-like room, that is 3/4 under ground on the side of my garage that is now dedicated to fermenting/storing beer. In the colder months, I use a baseboard heater to maintain around 65 degrees.
Now that summer is here I am seeing temps in the mid to high 70's, with outside temps in the mid to high 80's.
I can use a water bath to keep my fermentation temp OK. However, I can't cool the room. The higher temp is probably helpful to get the bottles carbed, but I'm concerned I may be doing damage to the beer that is being stored.
The house is small, so I can't really bring it in.
Ultimately I would like to keg, with a kegarator set up, but that will have to wait.
I would appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:38 AM   #2
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Well to carb and condition the warmer the better. 70 or above is great for it. And really leaving them warmer won't really do any harm to your beer, expect for maybe long term, but for your typical going to drink it in a few weeks, you'll be fine.

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Sounds good, thanks.
With summer time gatherings with friends, I doubt I'll go past a few weeks on anything in the pipeline!

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I doubt I'll go past a few weeks on anything in the pipeline!
Doesn't really matter much then but in general if you want it to change, hotter. If you want it to stay the same, colder.
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