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Old 08-01-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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What is the optimal temperature to store bottle beer. It is a pale ale and I usually keep the house at 72 in the hot summer.

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Old 08-01-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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72 is good for conditioning, but once the carbonation level you desire is achieved you should put them in the fridge.

That being said (what you're supposed to do) I have beers that have been sitting on the shelf over 2 years...

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Old 08-01-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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As long as the temp stays under 75 or so, they'd be fine to leave at room temp. In a perfect world, you'd store them somewhere around 55.

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Old 08-01-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
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i have always heard store at room temp (70-75) until you are ready to drink and then chill them.

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Old 08-01-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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That being said (what you're supposed to do) I have beers that have been sitting on the shelf over 2 years...
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bottles should stay at about 75 until they are well carbonated, then store at cellar temperatures.

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