Bottle conditioning in the refrigerator. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Bottle conditioning in the refrigerator.
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
grimvox
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 3


Does putting bottles in the fridge slow down the yeast so that it won't carbonate? I put my last batch in the after a week in the closet. Just wondering if I should have left them there for two.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 68,389
Liked 7307 Times on 5168 Posts
Likes Given: 2072


Quote:
Originally Posted by grimvox View Post
Does putting bottles in the fridge slow down the yeast so that it won't carbonate? I put my last batch in the after a week in the closet. Just wondering if I should have left them there for two.
Yes, ale yeast goes dormant at fridge temperatures. Normally, you leave the bottles at room temperature for at least 2-3 weeks or longer, then put them in the fridge at least 24 hours before drinking.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
grimvox
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 5
Likes Given: 3


Awesome, thanks!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
Hopslammed
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 2

So if the beer has been in the fridge and it is taken out and left to return to cellar temps, will the yeast rejuvenate, or does this effectively kill the yeast off?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 37,914
Liked 3505 Times on 3015 Posts
Likes Given: 2601


No,the yeast goes dormant. Warm them up in a 70F or better room. Then swirl them around a bit to get the yeast back into suspension for a couple weeks.


__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO

 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottle Conditioning vs Carboy Conditioning. What's the difference? BrewOnBoard Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 09-05-2015 09:54 PM
Primary Conditioning vs. Bottle Conditioning smata67 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 09-28-2010 04:10 AM
Does bottle-conditioning continue in the refrigerator? alek Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-26-2010 05:04 PM
Question about bottle conditioning - potential bottle bombs polkbar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 12-20-2009 11:52 PM
Bottle Conditioning vs. Carboy Conditioning Omahawk Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-15-2009 03:28 PM


Forum Jump