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Old 08-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
Aug 2012
Onset, Ma
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Last week I bottled my first batch of home brew! I should have read everything a few more times, right after bottling I put it in the refrigerator. It was chilled for maybe 3 days before I realized this wasn't what the directions said. I put it back to room temp, was this a fatal mistake for this batch or will it carbonate after being chilled in the bottle?

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
Sep 2011
Jacksonville, FL
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it will carbonate, just let it sit out of the fridge for the next week and a half then open one to test the carb levels. Chilling off yeast cells just puts them to sleep. you have to heat (pasteurize) them up to kill them.

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Step 1: Don't use comic sans
Step 2: They'll be just fine at room temp. Give them another 2-3 weeks

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:16 AM   #4
Aug 2012
Overland Park, KS
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+1 to the above. They'll wake back up at room temp.

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
Feb 2012
Gainesville, Florida
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I'd put it somewhere a little warm like the top of the fridge or in the closet with the water heater ~75-78F You'll be fine in a couple weeks.
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