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Old 07-10-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Keg Storage For Kolsch?

I'm brewing for a wedding and want to get as much of it done as much as possible beforehand. If I brewed my "Honey Kolsch" tomorrow, would the flavor be hurt by a few months in the keg? It's a kolsch-style beer with honey malt and flaked maize--so not very hoppy to begin with. Thoughts much appreciated!

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It would actually benefit from a long conditioning period AFTER fermentation is complete, but you really want the temp to be around 34-36F that whole time.


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Can do! It'll be under CO2 as well. I figured it would be fine, just wanted to check to see if their might be an issuing with aging lighter beers like this one. Thanks!
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The lower temp slows down the conditioning period, so a few months of aging at 34-36F is about the same thing as a few weeks at 70F, plus the low temperature helps with the crispness and clarity of the Kolsch.
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