Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > first time bottling
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
jrcomito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 46
Likes Given: 9

Default first time bottling

Hey there,
We recently brewed our first batch of beer. It has been in the carboy for about a month. We did a gravity check and it was still a bit out of range, so we let it sit. Now we would like to bottle it and brew another batch. How long should we let it set in the bottle before enjoying in a cold glass?


jrcomito is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
lowtones84
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
lowtones84's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Posts: 1,582
Liked 161 Times on 130 Posts
Likes Given: 371

Default

The general consensus around here is 3 weeks at 70 degrees will give most beers enough time to carbonate and condition. If you absolutely have to try it before then (I know the feeling ) see if you can wait it out two weeks, then put it in the fridge for about 48 hours. I wouldn't personally pour into too cold of a glass either, room temp glass with a cold beer is just fine.

Congratulations, and welcome to the hobby


lowtones84 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
jrcomito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 46
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lowtones84
The general consensus around here is 3 weeks at 70 degrees will give most beers enough time to carbonate and condition. If you absolutely have to try it before then (I know the feeling ) see if you can wait it out two weeks, then put it in the fridge for about 48 hours. I wouldn't personally pour into too cold of a glass either, room temp glass with a cold beer is just fine.

Congratulations, and welcome to the hobby
Thanks for the advice. Today is bottling day. Three weeks huh? Well we'll do our best
jrcomito is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
jrcomito
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 46
Likes Given: 9

Default

Well we made it. 51 plus a sample. I have a wine chiller that when turned off holds at 70 degrees. I turned it to 1 on the dial and overnight it is holding at 60. I turned it to just before 0 to see where it will go. What temp is ideal for a pale ale?
jrcomito is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
lowtones84
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
lowtones84's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Posts: 1,582
Liked 161 Times on 130 Posts
Likes Given: 371

Default

I don't think style matters all that much for carbonating/bottle conditioning. Perhaps I'm wrong, but pale ales are pretty standard and right around 70 should be just fine. If it's cooler than that it will just take a little longer.


lowtones84 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS