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wyobow

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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?
 

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you need to store it at room temp until the bottles are carbed well
then i would go to the basement

Note i have a beer that went strait to the basement with and it came up very low carbed.
still trying to figure out what to do with it
 

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you need to store it at room temp until the bottles are carbed well
then i would go to the basement

Note i have a beer that went strait to the basement with and it came up very low carbed.
still trying to figure out what to do with it

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.
 

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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 :)
 
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