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Old 07-30-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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I'm sure this has been addressed about a bazillion times, but I couldn't find it.

How long before you want to drink it should you put your beer in the fridge?

 
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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If you just bottled it, condition for 2 to 3 weeks outside the fridge, the chill it to your desired temp and drink. If its in a keg, you want to carbonate it in the fridge for about 3 days and then its good to drink.

 
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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Depends how cold you want it

I normally put mine in for about 6 hours.

 
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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If your curiosity is killing you...when they're cold.

Optimally, a good 36 hour rest will insure the carbonation has "settled in" and any excess yeast has fallen to the bottom of the bottle.

 
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BierMuncher View Post
If your curiosity is killing you...when they're cold.

Optimally, a good 36 hour rest will insure the carbonation has "settled in" and any excess yeast has fallen to the bottom of the bottle.
That's the answer I was looking for, thanks!

 
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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Quote:
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If your curiosity is killing you...when they're cold.

Optimally, a good 36 hour rest will insure the carbonation has "settled in" and any excess yeast has fallen to the bottom of the bottle.

Agreed

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Old 07-31-2008, 12:45 AM   #7
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Okay, I have an IPA that has been in the bottle for 12 days. I put one in the fridge about 1pm today, and opened it at about 7:30pm. It's definitely carbed, but there was really no head at all, with a light pour. Any comments? Is that normal?

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:52 AM   #8
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A frosted glass will sometimes cause that.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:56 AM   #9
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Nope, no frosted glass. I figured it out, though. The beer had only been in the fridge for about 6 hours, and I did a pour with the glass tilted. I grabbed a room temp beer and cracked it, and poured it normally. It produced a nice, normal head. It's still green, but it is coming together nicely.

Thanks for the help, everyone.

 
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