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Daddylawman

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So I've brewed 7-8 batches and enjoyed it. I'm not kegging at this time because I want to get some more practice and I don't mind bottling.

But here's my dilemma. I want to be able to enjoy my own beer when I'm out for the day. I can keep the bottles cold in a cooler, but I don't drink out of the bottle - I use a frozen mug at home. Any suggestions on how to pour a beer and keep it cold during the Summer? Are there koozies for solo cups? (ok that might be pushing it)
 

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So I've brewed 7-8 batches and enjoyed it. I'm not kegging at this time because I want to get some more practice and I don't mind bottling.

But here's my dilemma. I want to be able to enjoy my own beer when I'm out for the day. I can keep the bottles cold in a cooler, but I don't drink out of the bottle - I use a frozen mug at home. Any suggestions on how to pour a beer and keep it cold during the Summer? Are there koozies for solo cups? (ok that might be pushing it)


Yes. Yes, there is.

EDIT: actually on second thought, the one in the picture looks like a sleeve, not a full koozie. However, I have seen koozies made for exactly this reason.
 

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Unless it's a light summer lager, most homebrew actually tastes better around 45-50F. Too cold and you won't get all the yummy flavors and aromas. In the UK, they drink it at room temp. In other words, embrace the warmth .... or use a cozy.
 

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Unless it's a light summer lager, most homebrew actually tastes better around 45-50F. Too cold and you won't get all the yummy flavors and aromas. In the UK, they drink it at room temp. In other words, embrace the warmth .... or use a cozy.
*Cellar temp* not room temp.


Regardless, he is correct that most styles are enjoyed between 40 and 50 degrees. The cold dulls your taste buds to all the intricate flavors present.
 

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I'd just keep your bottles in a cooler, upright, with ice. Pour it into a cup and enjoy. As others have said, once it warms a little the beer will just get better. The main issue might be keeping them upright so the sediment wont get all stirred up in the beer. I don't mind drinking cloudy beer, as long as I'm not chewing it, but I know some people do mind.
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