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Ok, some of you guys can gulp down your beer pretty quick. I am not one, but I am very curious how you store all your beer, especially when making a few batches? Do you guys get another fridge for storage? Do most people have basements they can keep them in?!?
 

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Mk010101 said:
Ok, some of you guys can gulp down your beer pretty quick. I am not one, but I am very curious how you store all your beer, especially when making a few batches? Do you guys get another fridge for storage? Do most people have basements they can keep them in?!?
I just store my surplus bottles in cardboard boxes in a closet. When I need to re-stock the fridge, I pull a few out and chill them.
 

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I keep mine in the closet that I ferment in. Once bottled I put them in boxes and keep them in the coolest part of the closet. This time of year usually hanging around 65-69 degrees.
 

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Walker-san said:
I just store my surplus bottles in cardboard boxes in a closet. When I need to re-stock the fridge, I pull a few out and chill them.
I do the exactly the same. The boxes are on top of several towels and a trash bag, and covered with lids or other boxes, all in case of bottle bombs. I ferment in a separate closet.
I would consider my garage, but it is downstairs (too lazy), plus the temperature is not controlled and fluctuates too much.
 
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When you put them in the fridge to shill them, do you have to wait 2 weeks? I have read somewhere that it should chill for two weeks after carbonation. Is this true?
 

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I've been drinking mine anywhere from half an hour to one week after I chill them, and it hasn't seemed to make much difference in carbonation or flavor. In fact, the one I had yesterday that was just barely chilled was the best of my first batch so far.
 

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Mk010101 said:
When you put them in the fridge to shill them, do you have to wait 2 weeks? I have read somewhere that it should chill for two weeks after carbonation. Is this true?

Not sure where you read this. If they have "bottle conditioned" for 2 weeks outside the fridge, you should be good to go. I restock mine like the others have posted. Sometimes I even forget to restock the fridge:( and even stick a couple in the freezer for an hour to "speed cool" them. Or drink them at room temp! (sounds crazy, but not as bad as you think)


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I have a fridge full and another half full of bottles and kegs. I know I need a third fridge...:D I've been a good brewer all year long...maybe Santa (SWMBO) will grant my wish...she's been good so far...:D

At the moment I have about 12 cases and 5 minikegs conditioning at room temp. These will take weeks to condition, some a month or longer.

As soon as I determine they're ready they go into the fridge. Luckily, it's winter...well, almost, but cold any way, so I just ship them out to the garage where it's in the 40-50s most of the time.

The big problem is in the springtime when some days are warm and some cool. Then I have to plan which ones to drink first, etc.
Decisions, decisions...:D :drunk:
 

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