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Old 03-26-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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.....in the bottle. Heard that loud and clear. the challenge is 70 degrees....house doesn't stay that warm (consistently) in the winter. so, do they make an "un-fridge" that you can put your beer bottles into that will keep them at a particular (warmer) temp? has anyone cleverly made something that would do the job? I'm not above designing something if nobody else has.

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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My house is 65 or less in winter I put my bottles in the warmest spot I can find and wait 4 weeks to test the first one. They will carb up ... just will take a little longer
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Yeah, if 3 weeks isn't long enough! I keep mine upstairs when carbing up in the winter (normally they're down in the crawlspace).

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat as you, cageybee. I have an automatic thermostat that is set at 62 when I'm not home or when I'm sleeping. However I tested a bunch of rooms upstairs and found that our guest bath stay in the 67-72 range all day and night if I keep the door closed. Takes about 2 weeks to get a little carbonation and 4 weeks to be complete. The wife isn't exactly happy that the bathroom is now full of beer carbing up, but hey, it works!
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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Mine sit in a drafty mudroom at 62 during the winter and have no problem carbing in week or two. I wouldn't troubleshoot a problem you don't have yet.

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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AN EXTRA WEEK?!?!?!? yikes, bad enough I have to wait 3.

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #7
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MY shop/beer cave has 90gallons worth of hot water heaters in it. I have to be able to take advantage of that somehow.

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #8
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You can put them in the oven for about 12-24 hours at 150F, that has worked for me in the past.

** FYI ** - You'll probably lose a couple of bottles to explosion though so be smart about it.

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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Mine wouldn't carb well if at all @ 62F. I keep mine boxed up in the master bedroom on my side of the room. Right next to my Fender Rockpro 1000 half stack. Warmest room in the house,& it still takes 3-4 weeks to carb & condition well. We'll see how the new bench capper helps this situation.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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What yeast did you brew with?

I mean as long as you were with-in it's range you should be fine BUT:

Ya: you get a Johnson Controls Temp Controller and you set it up fo 70 degrees.

Then you connect it to a light bulb and pu it is a interior closet or a big box with the beer you ant to carbonate.

When it is cold the bulb goes on and warms up the space.

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