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What is your keezer/kegerator temp set at? (In deg. F)

32 to 36
37 to 40
41 to 44
45 to 48
49 to 52+

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Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« on: January 17, 2011, 04:35:07 PM »
So what temperature do you prefer to keep you keezer/kegerator set at?

Can you give your reasons for selecting your preferred temperature?
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 04:39:27 PM »
I mostly do ales, so I selected a temperature (48-49 or so) that to me fits best with ale flavors/aromas...mostly based on what I've seen posted for "correct" serving temperatures.
I carbonate most of my ales to 2.3 to 2.6 volumes...more in line with American styles.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 05:05:58 PM »
IIRC the factory default on mine is 41-45
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 06:26:01 PM »
Set to "min" which works out to be around 41-43º......at the low end of CO2 volume.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 06:29:02 PM »
Where I live beer warms up pretty fast most of the year.  If I set it at perfect drinking temp(40-45F) I have to swill it before it gets very warm.
Plus my wife like her beer cold and nothing I say or do will change that.  It's a very small sacrifice to let my beer sit for a minute or 2 before I start drinking it if the wife stays happy.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 07:08:35 PM »
42 for me.  I'm another one who keeps it colder to satisfy my wife. Otherwise I'd probably be in the upper 40's.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 07:19:58 PM »
44°F for me, although depending on the weather it can get a good deal cooler.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 07:40:10 PM »
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 08:53:52 PM »
Mine is set at 40F right now, which is too cold for most beers in my preference.  48-50F is more my preferred range, probably a bit high for most, but that's where I find most ales' sweet spot.

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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011, 06:05:27 AM »
Mine's at 40 F but I think it is actually lower than that since it is in my garage and it was 3 F last night.  I'm acutally getting new garage doors put on this week ( R14 rated ) so hopefully I won't have to move the kegerator into the basement for the winter months.

I also noticed that when it gets coldd, the silicone sealer that I used on my collar does not stick any more, so the collar slides around.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2011, 11:58:45 AM »
Mine keezer is at 45-48F so I can brew lagers while I'm drinking ales.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 12:01:19 PM »
Mine keezer is at 45-48F so I can brew lagers while I'm drinking ales.

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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2011, 04:06:36 PM »
I try to keep mine at 40 - 41F. why? Because Mythbusters told me that was the best temp for beer.  ;)
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2011, 06:34:40 PM »
I don't have mine set up yet but I'm thinking of lower temperatures so I can lager in the same freezer.  It'll be a little on the cold side for serving but I can always let the pints warm a bit before drinking.
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Re: Poll: Keezer/kegerator temperature settings
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 07:46:34 PM »
I keep mine at 40.  I like to serve a little cooler and then allow the beer to warm as I'm drinking it.
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