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Old 04-12-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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I just kegged my first beer yesterday - an ale. What is the best temperature to store the keg as it carbonates? I currently have it in my basement. Do I need it refrigerated right now?

 
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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I just kegged my first beer yesterday - an ale. What is the best temperature to store the keg as it carbonates? I currently have it in my basement. Do I need it refrigerated right now?
It's better to refrigerate if possible, but you can keep them in a cool basement.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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So you primed with half the sugar and are keg conditioning rather than force carbing?

If yes, you want it at 70F. Treat it just like a bottle you are carbing: 3 weeks at 70F.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
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If you are naturally carbing with priming sugar you will want it at room temperature. Optimally around 68F.

 
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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So you primed with half the sugar and are keg conditioning rather than force carbing?

If yes, you want it at 70F. Treat it just like a bottle you are carbing: 3 weeks at 70F.
Ah, I assumed it was CO2 carbing.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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Yes, naturally carbing, not forced. I'll check the temp of my basement, but should be room temp down there. Thanks for the insights.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:54 AM   #7
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Sorry to revive an old thread but does anyone know how long many session style ales will keep at 65-68 F while stored in a keg and carbed with corn sugar? With an addional baby on the way I am running out of time to brew so I was thinking of brewing larger volumes (going from 5 gallons to 10 gallons) and kegging both of these, placing one in my keezer and the other stored in our basement at 66 F.
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