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Old 02-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default How do you keep beer at cellar temp without a cellar?

Title just about says it really. I've been thinking about my beers (more specifically my British Ales) and how I serve them. If I stick an ale in the fridge I'm halfway down the glass before I start to taste some of the subtler tastes and room temperature seems a bit too warm. I've also heard that the act of pouring into a glass can warm a beer up to between 2-4c.

So how do you get your beer to reach the perfect temperature? Is there some simple secret that I'm missing?

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Keg your beer and keep it at the temp at which you want it served. If you brew primarily British ales and want them served a little warmer, you set your kegerator at that warmer temp.

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We have a digital control panel on our fridge that allows seperate temp settings & actual readings for the fridge & freezer. I set the fridge at 47F. Stuff in the back can still freeze a bit. But the ales warm faster this way.
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I usually keep my more specialty beers (non-everyday beers) in my temperature controlled kegerator in the mid 40s. If you don't have the space for a kegerator, I have seen small temperature controlled wine chillers that can hold 4 bottles.

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You can pull the bottle out, set it on the counter for a while to warm up. I did that often before I got my dedicated beer fridge. Now I just keep it at 45 degrees. If I want a brew warmer than that I pull it out a little before I want to drink it.

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