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Old 03-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Undercarbed beer: move from fridge back to warm room to finish carbonating?

I recently put an entire recent batch into the fridge and neglected to make sure that it was fully carbonated. After sampling a couple, they are not fully carbonated. I assumed they were since they were at room temp for 4 weeks but room temp is only in the mid-60's these days. They've been in the fridge for a few weeks now. Can I move them from the fridge back to a warm room to let them finish carbonating? Will the yeast still have enough vitality to finish the job?

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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It won't hurt them to let them warm up again. Let them warm up and try to keep them at 70F for a week and try one, if it's not where you want it, leave them for another week at 70F. They will eventually carb-up but some beers take longer than others. 70F is the key and at that temp I've had some take a month to be right.

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Take em out, try to forget about them for a month. It'll be fine.

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Yes, in order for the yeast to finish the job, they need to wake up from the cold you put them under. Take them out, let them warm up for a couple days, THEN give each of them a bit of a shake to get the yeast back off the bottom and into the work space.

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