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Old 01-05-2007, 02:13 AM   #1
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I bottled my first batch this past monday and have been storing them in my garage (55-65 F)

Is this a fine place to store them or should they be in a refrigerator?

 
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:17 AM   #2
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You should probably have them somewhere a little warmer for the time being to allow the yeast to get them carbonated.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:24 AM   #3
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what did you brew? An ale? Ales need warmer temps to carbonate than lagers. Either way, at some time, you will need to raise the temp to the correct temp - as required for the yeast strain.
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:56 AM   #4
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I really donr want to move all the bottles into my house where it is 66-75F

Will my beers carbonate in my garage?(its an Ale)

 
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ethangray19
I bottled my first batch this past monday and have been storing them in my garage (55-65 F)
They will carb but it will take a couple of months.
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:05 PM   #6
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I'd be more concerned about the temperature fluctuations that the beer is likely go do through in the garage. Ideal would be about 65 - 68 degrees and consistent. You do NOT want them in the fridge or they won't carbonate.

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Old 01-06-2007, 05:20 AM   #7
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Well I dont know if my temps are off but I opened a beer today and it seems to be carbonating. I bottled on Monday and tonight(friday) the beer I opened was carbonated fairly nicely.

Should I be happy? worried?


Also a second thing about my newly bottled beer it they all have sediment at the bottom probably 2-4 mm thick. Is that cool? Some of it seems to be slightly chunky too.

 
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:26 AM   #8
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ah about 70 should be finr for an ale, and the stuff on teh bottom is call bottle conditioning, dont worry its normal i freaked out to when i saw it for the first time. when i saw it i was aboutto throw a whole batch way. well good luck on your brews and cheers
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:48 PM   #9
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I used to think the yeast layer was undissolved sugar, and daily I would shake the bottles... bad bad plan. Great how much experience you gain with each batch

With subsequent batches I kept the bottles under the stairs for a week, and then moved them to the garage. Meant that they were perfectly cold 2 weeks later when I cracked them open
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