I have a 5gal. batch of Honey Wheat in the fermenter now that I'm going to save for a trip in late August, Ill be bottling this beer. How do I store it till then? Box it and put in my basement or does it need to go in the fridge?
So is there a window within which freshly bottled beer will carb? It seems like you could just bring it to 70 degrees and the yeast would do the job.
I ask because I have an IPA that doesn't seem to want to carb. It's been cold in the house for the last month and I'd like to think that if I wait for spring to kick in and the house to warm up that it will eventually carb up.
If you use those carb drops or corn sugar ... assuming the right amount was used it takes about 2-3 weeks. ONce that part is done I put them in the fridge for a few days and everything is good.
If you want to keep them around until August, have them sitting at room temp for 12-15 days, then put them away in the basement. You should be good IMO ... been there done that