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Old 01-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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I had my first brewed batch sitting on my concrete floor next to my sump pump just in case the bottles decided to pop off, but after a week of sitting idle the average temp is 60F. I've moved the beer to a warmer spot. There isn't anything to be worried about right?

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I find it easier to put the box of bottles in a Tupperware tub or similar container. For carbonation, you should be as close to 70ºF as you can. Warming up the bottles should get things going.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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I find it easier to put the box of bottles in a Tupperware tub or similar container. For carbonation, you should be as close to 70ºF as you can. Warming up the bottles should get things going.
Thanks. Ill look into you reply and try to find a warmer section if the house
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It may be worth it for you to get a meat/food lug. These are very durable and are great for many uses including soaking bottles. Butcher supply, sausage making supply, etc. I have several and I love them.

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The worst that has happened is that you lost a week of carbing. Basically, little to nothing happened during this week because of the temps so start your clock over in a warmer spot and you'll be just fine.

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I've moved the beer to a warmer spot. There isn't anything to be worried about right?
Not unless you over-primed the bottles or it's REALLY hot where you moved them to.

I usually let my bottles condition at 60F for a few weeks. If I need them sooner, I'll keep them 65-70 before a day or two in the fridge. But as long as you had a nice, healthy fermentation and enough time in the fermentor, you should be good to go at 60F either way.
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Thanks for all the replies. The beer now is at a steady 68F in my closet inside some storage containers. Thanks again

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i leave all my bottles in teh basement where is about 62 degrees, they carb up it just takes and extra week to two, agitating the bottles helps alot

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Agitating? Do you mean turn upside down , then right side up?

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Agitating? Do you mean turn upside down , then right side up?
Yes. Sometimes swirling up the yeast will help them finish carbonating.
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