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Old 03-01-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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My first brew is a Belgian Tripel and it's been in the bottle @ 68* for three weeks now. I want to age these bottles for as long a possible. What is the ideal storage temperature?

Should they 'condition' longer at 68* or should I put them in the basement @ 62* steady temp

Or put them in the fridge?


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Old 03-01-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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Stick them puppies in the basement. 62* is perfect for aging.

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:42 AM   #3
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Before you put them in the basement, try one to make sure it is properly carbonated. If it isn't, then keep them in the warm for another week or so. Then try another etc. When they are properly carbonated, they can go to the basement (if there are any left).


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Old 03-01-2009, 02:35 AM   #4
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I feel that 98.6 is the perfect storage temp. Ship them to me for proper storage.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:40 AM   #5
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Tripels are highly carbonated. Since these are long-term beers, I'd say keep them at the warmer temps as long as possible to completely finish any re-fermenting in the bottles. Cooling them too soon and you may not achieve that "secondary fermentation in the bottle" effect.

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Old 03-01-2009, 02:46 AM   #6
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I must concur with beerthirty , in fact it's the ONLY appropriate temperature for storage.

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