first timer bottling questions - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > first timer bottling questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-01-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
zodiak3000
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Sacramento, CA
Posts: 587
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts



generally, i wanted to put about a 6 pack in the fridge at a time, leave the rest in my closet, and rotate, so my questions are-

how long can i keep them in my closet at room temp. before they go bad?
at what time should i start putting them in the fridge after bottling? how long should i keep them in the fridge for before i consume?

thanks...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
android
 
android's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,062
Liked 44 Times on 35 Posts


really depends on the style, but a few months shouldn't be a problem, heck, even 6 months would probably work with most styles. i would wait at least 3 weeks before putting any in the fridge. keep them in the fridge as long as necessary, my guess is they won't last long once in there.
__________________
primary: APA

ebay temp controller | thermostat temp controller

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:29 PM   #3
Spludge
 
Spludge's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Alaska
Posts: 434
Liked 29 Times on 9 Posts


Keep them at room temp for 3 weeks and then you can throw some in the fridge. A week in the fridge will help to clear up the beers.
As for how long you can leave them in the bottle without them going bad depends on the style, but for most you can go over a year. Wheats you want to drink young however.
__________________
Schadenfreud Brewing
Beer and hockey, the reasons I wake up every afternoon

Fermenting
Jamil's Russian Imperial Stout, RIS Partigyle, BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde, Denny Conn RyeIPA, BierMuncher's B.W. #2

Bottle Conditioning/Drinking
Jamil's ESB, Honey Raspberry,EdWort's Bavarian Hefe, Oatmeal Stout, Jamil's Amber Ale, BierMuncher's Belgian Wit, Red Ale, Kitchen Sink, Yeasty Beasty Hefe, American Pale, Zone Zero Black, Maibock

Foster School of Business

Husky Ice Hockey

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
zodiak3000
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Sacramento, CA
Posts: 587
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


im brewing an APA, wow that would be awesome if they lasted for a year, unfortunatley i know they will be consumed far before that..

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
more first timer questions SWAMPER Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 08-31-2009 04:21 PM
Dry Hop First Timer--Questions Hopheader Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 04-15-2009 03:57 AM
First timer questions joe7dust Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 29 10-31-2008 10:18 PM
Bottling Questions Northerncod General Techniques 10 07-30-2007 05:43 PM
First timer with questions? ecoBREW General Beer Discussion 5 10-07-2005 05:30 PM


Forum Jump