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Old 03-26-2010, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default beer serving temp???

Ok I have my cooler up and running and have new gasket material on its way. I am wondering what is the best average temp to serve beer at? I have several different kinds so I need a catch all.

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Old 03-26-2010, 03:48 AM   #2
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I like German Lagers and English ales...... so I split the difference and serve at 38. My ales I take my time drinking them so they can warm a bit.

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I like the maltier beers at warmer temps and the more hoppy beers on the lower end of serving guides. My general guide is the darker the beer the warmer I like it.

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Definitely depends on the beer! If you were going to be serving both light and darker beers, then I would settle on something around 45 degrees. Cool enough for the lighter beers, but not cold enough that it will ruin the darker beers (they will warm quicker)

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Pales, wheat, cream/blonde, belgian pale = 40 to 45 degrees.
dark lagers, strong lagers, abbey dubbel, real ale = 45 to 55 degrees.

Cask Conditioned IPA's I like nice and room temp.

I guess there's no "standard" that I'm familiar with unless you're doing a historical recreation?

Of course personal preference rains supreme overall.

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Old 03-26-2010, 07:13 AM   #7
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well it seems to be a moot point....I thought I had the cooler fixed by a thorough cleaning of the coils...but it is having huge temp swings again.....running constant and was down to 19, then up to 43....I have a new door gasket coming as it is really bad but that shouldn't cause such huge swings. It MIGHT need recharged as it uses r134a .. if I knew a car system would fit it I would do it myself................I am about to throw it out the door.

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I serve everything at about 43F.
I'm at 43F as well...
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Mid-40s and if a beer is better a little colder, chill the mug.

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42-44F here is where my keezer sits for all styles.

i can definitely notice a loss in flavor when i put bottles in the kitchen fridge. I usually nurse those beers til they warm up and release some aroma/flavor

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