Originally Posted by grimvox
Does putting bottles in the fridge slow down the yeast so that it won't carbonate? I put my last batch in the after a week in the closet. Just wondering if I should have left them there for two.
Yes, ale yeast goes dormant at fridge temperatures. Normally, you leave the bottles at room temperature for at least 2-3 weeks or longer, then put them in the fridge at least 24 hours before drinking.