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PaulBarrett32 01-22-2013 02:36 AM

Bottling to early?!? Flat beer?
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I made my first batch of beer about 3 weeks ago, ( excited) I started to bottle them well I got them all bottled up and tossed them in the fridge! My wife told me a little while ago says to me, I think you got a little to excited for your beer you were suppose to let it set at room temp before refrigeration! Did I make a big mistake??? Or is my beer just going to be flat?

allenH 01-22-2013 02:42 AM

Pull them out, turn them upside down a few times and store them at 70-75 for a few weeks. You should be fine.

PaulBarrett32 01-22-2013 02:43 AM

Even after being in there for a night??

Revvy 01-22-2013 02:44 AM

Get them out of the fridge, in about a week, shake each of them up to re-suspend the yeast, and check on them another 2 weeks after that. 3 weeks at 70 degrees is the minimum most beers need to cab up....

allenH 01-22-2013 02:45 AM


Originally Posted by PaulBarrett32
Even after being in there for a night??

Yep, move them to a warm area and re-suspend the yeast you dropped out by cold crashing.

lumpher 01-22-2013 02:45 AM

yep, what allen said. the yeast went into hibernation; they didn't die. they'll wake up and be hungry

PaulBarrett32 01-22-2013 02:51 AM

Awesome, thanks guys for all the help!! Now I know!!

bighornmountaindew 01-22-2013 02:52 AM

Thank goodness for her on this one! Your little buddies will be fine, I had a scare a while back, my conditioning spot is in my garage that has a heater. Well, the heater went out and I didn't go in there for a couple days. Fixed the heater and my bottles carb'd just fine.

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