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Old 08-30-2008, 03:20 AM   #1
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Well, the wife got me a fridge for my burfday so now I can ferment my ales at wonderfully consistent temps. Downside is that all my stuff is going into the garage along with it. I have ownership of a couple of the kitchen cabinets so I can keep my brews at a good room temp for about a week. After that, they get rotated into the garage which is going from 65 - 85 right now. The fridge is full of fermenting beer.

Is this going to have a horrible effect? I guess I'll find out in a week but I've got a nice IPA coming through the pipeline I'm almost afraid to risk. Of course, during the winter, these temps could fluctuate from probably 45 - 65 here in GA.

Is this going to kill my brews with these wild (and high/low) temp fluctuations? Right now I drink most of mine about 1.5 months after brewing...

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Old 08-30-2008, 03:37 AM   #2
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I have kept my bottledf beer in a stable 80 degree area. Havent tasted anything bad but then again I havent had a test thats been in 70 so idk.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
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it gives off flavors. thats what the last two batches of mine have succumb to. so sad. made a hoegaarden clone and it smells like armpit.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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I bottle condition in my den, the thermostat is set at 79 and I have had no problems. My primary and secondary are in a temp controlled freezer, after a month in there, they get bottled and go to the den.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:11 PM   #5
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I have some double oatmeal stouts sitting in my basement which is usually around 70-80 in the summer (I so wish it was colder) but I tried one after 6 months and it still tasted awesome, it's so hard to leave the other 5 in the reserves!!!
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