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Old 05-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Unfortunately my temperature controlled freezer is full at the moment so I'm having to store my recently bottled Kolsch beer in the closet. Will a temp of ~75F be okay or is that too high?



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Old 05-10-2010, 01:24 PM   #2
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That's perfect. For carbing anything above 70 is desired.



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Carbonating your bottles is fine at normal room temps.

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Thanks. I've always done it at 70F exactly, so wasn't sure if there's a temp that's too hot.

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Your bottles will carbonate faster at room temperatures than in a fridge. I typically carbonate mine for at least 2 weeks at room temp and then place a six pack or 2 in the fridge for 2 days before drinking.

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My Kolsch is feremnting in my basement at around 61-63 F. I was planning on bottling and leaving in basement to carbonate once I bottle....but it sounds like I should probably leave in upper level of house at around 70-72F??? Or would the basement still be ok>?

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It'll probably carb in the basement, but will take longer than it would at a warmer temp.

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The 3 weeks at 70 degrees, that that we recommend is the minimum time it takes for average gravity beers to carbonate and condition. Higher grav beers take longer.

Stouts and porters have taken me between 6 and 8 weeks to carb up..I have a 1.090 Belgian strong that took three months to carb up.

And even carbonation doesn't mean that they will not still be green and need more time to condition.

Everything you need to know about carbing and conditioning, can be found here Of Patience and Bottle Conditioning. With emphasis on the word, "patience."



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