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nasmeyer

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Is there a general rule of thumb for a storage temp to bottle condition ales? For example, after I have reached the desired carbonation level after 2-3 weeks at room temp, do I
A: keep the bottles at the same temp as I had them for carbing?
B: move them to a cooler location like my basement?
C: move them into the fridge?
I have tried all of the above and had various results, seems like the basement worked best to settle the yeasties but thought I would ask others for opinions.
 

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I usually store them at room temp until about a week or so before I expect to drink them, then they go in the fridge. I might move them to cellar temps if I expected to store them for longer than a couple of months, but that's unusual for me. Most of the beer I make is drank between 4 and 10 weeks in the bottle.
 

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