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Offline davestephans

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Cellar Temperatures
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:22:19 AM »
I have read the ideal cellar temperature is around 50˚F.  I don't have a dedicated fridge that I can put a controller on or a basement that holds temps in that range.  I've been keeping my "cellar" beers in my food fridge around 38˚F.  I have read that keeping them this cold will not allow them to age properly or at least at a reasonable rate.  Am I be better off storing these beers at room temp, 68˚-72˚F or keeping them in the fridge as I'm doing?  Thanks!

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Re: Cellar Temperatures
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 04:28:52 PM »
If you're aging things in the sense that they're big beers that need a little extra time for the yeast to clean up, I'd go with room temperature to keep the yeast active. For general storage, I always keep things as cold as possible so any commercial beers I buy go in the kegerator at ~43°F.

Remember that as a rough rule, a month at room temperature is like two months at cellar temps or four months in the fridge.
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