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Offline Treys2k

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Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:35:03 PM »
I just finished my first batch and didnt know after bottling the beer was to be kept at room temp. After i bottled it i immediately put it into the fridge without thinking it has been in there for almost 2 weeks until I found out it was suppose to be kept at room temp. Is the yeast killed or is there a chance itll be ok if i move it to a warmer spot? It seems like it does have a small amount of carb whrn pored into a bottle

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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 09:13:40 PM »
Take it out give it a gentle shake and all will be well


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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »
I don't here Charlie Papizians catch phrase often enough " Don't worry have a home brew"


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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:16:07 PM »
Keep it warm


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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 01:43:30 AM »
I like to keep my bottles at / around the same temp I ended fermentation at. For example 70-72f for 2 weeks. Thats for us05 or wlp 001, pale ale or ipa.  Refrigerate for a week then enjoy. Good beer takes time IMO.

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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 10:48:18 AM »
I did this too when I bottled my first batch.  I called my LHBS in a panic.  They told me to let the bottles warm up to room temp, and then tip each bottle upside down to re-suspend any yeast that had settled out and leave them alone for about two weeks.  Everything worked out fine.

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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 02:35:25 PM »
A cold fridge is not going to harm the yeast over a two week period. It's just an impediment to fermentation activity (what you need for carbonation). Keeping the beer at room temperature during carbonation and conditioning ensures timely and complete carbonation.

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Re: Put beer in fridge after bottling for 2 weeks is it ruined?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 03:19:19 AM »
I did this too when I bottled my first batch.  I called my LHBS in a panic.  They told me to let the bottles warm up to room temp, and then tip each bottle upside down to re-suspend any yeast that had settled out and leave them alone for about two weeks.  Everything worked out fine.

Yup.  I agree with all of the above.  Your beer'll be fine, just let them warm up to room temp, re-swirl the yeast a little bit (aka rouse it) and give it a couple-3 weeks at room temp and you'll be ready to chill and enjoy them.
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