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Title: WHAT TEMPERATURE DO YOU LIKE TO DRINK YOUR BEERS?
Post by: JEFFSTEELE on February 12, 2021, 06:47:39 PM
I'v seen a lot in the forum about the different temps  people keep their kegorators and fridges at.  Mine are kept a 45 degrees.  My basement stays about 60 in the winter.  Love my porters and stouts at that temp (60) but also don't mind the other beers at that same temp.  I keep my lighter beers at 45 in the kegorator though.  Many of my non-craft beer friends prefer it a little cooler if they come for samples.  In the summer I don't mind a little cooler also.

I just find that the colder you get a beer the less flavor it has to me. 

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Post by: erockrph on February 12, 2021, 07:34:14 PM
I keep my kegerator at 38F. The flavor may be a bit muted fresh off the tap, but I can always let them warm up a bit. It's nice to have them cold when I want them cold, and they will store a bit better at lower temps as well.
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Post by: Oiscout on February 12, 2021, 07:44:20 PM
My keezer hovers around 48-50 degrees. If I want em warmer I'll pour two drink one and come back and get the other one giving it time to warm up

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Title: Re: WHAT TEMPERATURE DO YOU LIKE TO DRINK YOUR BEERS?
Post by: neuse on February 12, 2021, 08:45:38 PM
This link is about serving temperature: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/proper-beer-serving-temperatures/#:~:text=General%20Serving%20Temperature%20Rules%3A%20All%20beers%20should%20be,lagers%20are%20served%20as%20cold%20as%20the%20Rockies
I think I agree for the most part.
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Post by: dmtaylor on February 12, 2021, 09:23:52 PM
45-48 F seems about perfect.  And if not, then just pour into a glass and wait 5 minutes before sipping.

Cheers.
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Post by: TXFlyGuy on February 13, 2021, 09:51:12 PM
The majority of my beers on tap are Euro-Lagers, so the temp is kept at 36-38 degrees. Yes, that is a bit cool, but like others have stated you can allow the beer to warm a bit in the glass.

I like Porters around 40 degrees.

When in a bar or restaurant (very rare these days), a room temperature glass is always requested. Can't tell you how many times my beer was served as a slush. And I don’t like to chew my beer.
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Post by: Iliff Ave on February 13, 2021, 09:56:51 PM
38F
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Post by: Andy Farke on February 14, 2021, 02:58:45 AM
My keezer is set at 40 degrees...it's a compromise temperature for the various styles I typically keep on tap. I like my lighter lagers on the cold side, and the darker beers (or those with more yeast character) can warm up into their optimal zone. I know that I *don't* typically like beers near freezing--it kills the flavor!
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Post by: Kevin on February 14, 2021, 01:51:54 PM
I'm with Andy... 40F.
Title: WHAT TEMPERATURE DO YOU LIKE TO DRINK YOUR BEERS?
Post by: BrewBama on February 14, 2021, 02:28:14 PM
I routinely serve all beers at 45*F.

I’m in a ‘I get what I get’ situation in regard to the serving side of my side-by-side. I control the temp of the freezer side to 33*F which is where I cold crash/clear/condition/lager/mature/carbonate. The refrigerator side, which is where I serve from, cools by bleed air from the freezer side.
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Post by: JEFFSTEELE on February 15, 2021, 02:25:45 PM
Thanks everyone, seems like for the most part we're all on the same page
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Post by: EnkAMania on February 15, 2021, 07:25:48 PM
41 degrees, I drink ales almost exclusively.
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Post by: denny on February 15, 2021, 07:42:34 PM
98.6.  Wait, did you mean the beer?
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Post by: Brew Mart on February 19, 2021, 11:20:22 PM
Many times we have been offered a beer from the fridge which is then poured into a glass that has been taken out of the freezer. Delicious on a hot day.