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Old 02-25-2013, 04:44 AM   #11
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You need to move your bottles to a warmer environment. Your beer needs to condition at approx 72 F.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #12
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I know and understand that I need to carb at warmer temps, unfortunately I live in a tiny little house and only have a very small area to store bottles at room temp (approx 2 cs and maybe 6 bombers). So, this is just a shot to see if it's possible to do it in the basement at lower temps. In the summer this is not a problem as I can put them on the porch, in the garage, ect.


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Old 02-25-2013, 02:06 PM   #13
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Kinda weird how this went from cramar to twinsbrewer81. He had green beer he said,not green apple off flavor,first of all. And a little lager yeast at 52 isn't going to do it. Those who brew lagers know you need a lot of yeast at cold temps to get fermentation concidered normal for ale yeast temps.
Those bottles just plain need a warmer place to carb & condition. No way around that short of a heated,temp controlled cabinet in the basement to carb & condition in.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #14
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Why not get yourself a basic ceramic heater with thermostat and place it in a closed area with a thermometer to monitor the result?

Warming is normally much easier to accomplish than cooling.
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I've got a red ale that is over a month old an still not carbed up. All my other beers NEVER have issues carbing in the same room. I took a few bottles to work and put them in a drawer as that room is over 70 daily and after a week they got better but needed 2 more weeks. 6 Friggon weeks to carb up... DAMIT
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Why not get yourself a basic ceramic heater with thermostat and place it in a closed area with a thermometer to monitor the result?
Good idea, but only two closets i have are upstairs, and they are pretty small and filled with clothes. No enclosed area's in the basement.

And yeah, I probably should have started a new thread, but I posted and then realized I can't move it cause I wasn't the op (unless i can then please let me know). It got here, i think, because he had cold temps and wasnt allowing him to carb up and condition as quickly as he'd like.

Like I said if this doesn't allow me to carb thats fine, i'll continue my rotation until late spring when i can start putting it in the garage or on the porch.

If it works, then I'll create a new thread.

Sorry, still pretty new.
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No problem. I just started getting confused after a while as to who the op was. You'll have to find a way to keep them warmer. Maybe a box with a heater you can control. Or a light bulb in a box to keep them a bit warmer.
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No problem. I just started getting confused after a while as to who the op was. You'll have to find a way to keep them warmer. Maybe a box with a heater you can control. Or a light bulb in a box to keep them a bit warmer.
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I'll bet that, with a large box, small ceramic heater and just a little imagination, you can DIY something that will do the job.
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Just trying to troubleshoot my first batch of beer, everything on brewday went well, recipe went smooth, fermentation was trouble free, temperature looked good throughout, sanitizing went well, bottling and priming went well.
But the taste is off a bit.

My bottled beer is 25 days old today, I put a couple in the fridge on day 19 and after 6 days in my fridge they still taste green, there's a bit of fizz when open adn carbonation bubbles are large....and it tastes off a bit.
I'm trying to determine if the problem is fusel or green beer.

Tonight I noticed that the floor in my bottling room is 14 degrees (57 farenheit), I placed 2 Coopers tabs in each 750ml bottle.
Does anyone think this will be a problem for the carbonation process?
Will this make carbing take longer, should I move them somewhere warmer?
If your problem was fusel alcohol it would bite the back of throat big time. You need to warm your beer for proper condtioning. A closet with a shielded 60 watt light bulb could give you the temp you need. 70 to 75 is ideal. Take another taste after conditioning at this temperature.
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So when you say a large box, do you mean like wood or something similar you'd have to build. Or could you put a ceramic heater in a large cardboard box, maybe if you cut one side away so it(the heater) wasn't resting on cardboard.


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