Conditioning: room temp vs refridgerator

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caesius

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Just wondering, how much of a difference is there between bottle/keg conditioning at room temp and in the fridge? I normally put my bottles in the fridge 4-5 days after bottling (to keep the dusk off them mainly), am I missing out on anything by not conditioning them in the (relative) warmth?

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I'm surprised they carbonate in the fridge! Usually, the yeast goes dormant at fridge temperatures.

Beer can still condition at fridge temperatures, but it takes much longer. I like to keep my beer at room temperature for at least 6 weeks (total from brew day) for most ales. Then, I chill them.
 

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If they are carbonated after 4 days, that is great. I find that my beers don't seem to carb up that quickly. I think my storage temps might be a bit cool though.


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