Help with first brew

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  1. Jamesj2851

    Jamesj2851 New Member

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    After my bottles of homebrew is carbonated how long should i leave them in the fridge before drinking?
     
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    Making sure their well carbonated first but i suppose it depends on how patient you are lol. When bottleing id wack a couple in fridge before work to have when i got home. But im sure more time at cool temperatures will help condition the beer better and hopefully clear it some too like a week in the fridge. Thats if youve got the room.
    If you had a dedicated beer fridge and youve done a tester to see if carbonation has been reached id pack them all in the fridge for some lagering.
     
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    3 weeks minimum at room temperature before refrigeration to carbonate and condition... then you can chill them down
     
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    As others mentioned make sure they are carbed first but after that no different than commercial. Ideally probably the night before/morning of but not much of a difference from throwing it in the freezer for 30min right before you drink it.

    Only thing I've noticed is giving more time allows you to pour a little more before the sediment comes forward but it's not a big difference.
     
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    Congratulations on your first homebrew btw! What did you brew?
     
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    Until they're cold.
     
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    At least a couple weeks at slightly below room temp before chilling. I usually chill at least two days...it gives everything a chance to settle.
     
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    Coopers lager but its an ale yeast so i guess it would be an ale. its been 5 days soi tried a bottle today and it was pretty good so after the two weeks i think it will be ready to drink.
     
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    Cool. Sounds like my early attempts. Congratulations!
     

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