bottle conditioning in fermenter - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > bottle conditioning in fermenter

Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
Jun 2012
Posts: 238
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts

Hello everyone. I am a born again home brewer. I brewed a couple times in college with horrible results and now that I am a bit older and maybe wiser I can see how I screwed it up before. I have yet to start my first batch which will be an Imperial IPA because I am doing all my homework first on technique, equipment, set-up etc. I want things to be in place before I attempt this again. I have read and watched more about home brewing in the last week or so than I could ever imagine. As I read more and more things come up that I was unaware of. With that said here is my actual situation and question.

I will be doing everything outdoors and in my garage (including bottle conditioning). I will have a large (14 cubic ft +) chest freezer as my fermenter "closet". I read Revvy's Blog, Of Patience and Bottle Conditioning and learned a lot. 3 at 70 is stuck in my mind forever. I envision doing a single batch and letting it do its thing and then bottling it. I will then bump my thermo control in my fermentor closet to 70 degrees and put the newly bottled beers in there for a week (at least). Then lets say that I brew another batch of beer and put my carboy in the fermentation "closet" and bump it down to a good fermenting temp of around 62 degrees. I will still keep my bottles in there, but the temp will be obviously lower. I know it may take longer for them to be ready, but I feel the minimal one week at 70 will be a good start to get things "going" (in reality they will probably be in there for longer than a week at 70). Is this a sound strategy? Am I missing something here? Any and all feedback is much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
Nov 2011
Posts: 3,952
Liked 556 Times on 391 Posts

62 is no problem.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottle Conditioning vs Keg Conditioning Meatball358 Bottling/Kegging 21 12-16-2012 02:29 PM
bottle conditioning 3hoops Bottling/Kegging 10 05-28-2012 12:14 AM
I don't get bottle conditioning kanzimonson Bottling/Kegging 10 11-02-2009 04:17 PM
If you keep it in the fermenter for 2 months, is there a point to keg conditioning? alpo Bottling/Kegging 8 05-13-2009 06:42 PM
cask conditioning vs bottle conditioning D*Bo Bottling/Kegging 6 07-05-2006 01:05 PM

Forum Jump