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Old 02-02-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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okay i have seen it posted on here in a few different places. why is it recommended to chill your beers 48 hours prior to drinking? what benefit does that confer?

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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Firstly, it takes a couple of days for the CO2 in the headspace to dissolve into the beer, cold liquid absorbs more gas than warm. You'll notice better head and tighter-beaded bubbles if you chill them for a couple of days.

If you can chill them for a couple of weeks, you'll get nice clear beer and even better head retention and foam as the protein particulates and polyphenols drop out of solution.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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The last 2 beers I made appeared to have a creamier head after a week in the keg. It was carbed up after a few days and drinkable, but it definately changed after a week.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:18 PM   #4
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1) Allows CO2 to dissolve more into solution
2) Allows more sediment to fall to the bottom of the bottle and out of your beer.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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1) allows co2 to dissolve more into solution
2) allows more sediment to fall to the bottom of the bottle and out of your beer.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #6
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makes sense. thanks everyone. i am learning as i go and don't mind asking "dumb" questions to do so. ;j
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