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Old 10-27-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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I'm a noob brewing my first batch (triple hopped ale), and I'm almost ready to bottle. The problem/question I have is my house is a cold house, at 62 degrees. I'm wondering if this is too cold for bottle storage preventing carbonation? Has anyone stored their newly bottled stuff around these temps?

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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That's warm enough to carbonate. It may take a bit longer than average, but 3 weeks or so and your beer should be carbonated.

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:21 AM   #3
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Cooler temps may slow down carbonation, but that's not nearly cold enough to prevent carbonation completely.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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Don't even bother opening them for 6 weeks or so at that temp. My loft in the winter is around that, and it can take upwards of 6-8 weeks for them to carb up. For normal beers that is.

If you have a room with a water heater, washer and dryer, of even your furnace I would set them close to those heat sources.

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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Yea I'll take some temp readings all over and see what I can get up to. Thanks a bunch.

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My fermentation temp was kept pretty steady, is the beer as sensitive to temps once it's been bottled. Will a ten degree swing kill shock the yeast for carbonation?

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Any large (especially sudden) temperature swings are not good for the beer, but 10 degrees over a a day or two won't have a noticible detrimental impact.

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