Storing my beer

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  1. cafelinhchi

    cafelinhchi New Member

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    Hi'all

    I have a silly question to ask those more experienced ones. (qua oc cho)
    I started brewing more than my fridge can hold (just bought a second fridge dedicated to brewing), so my question is: How should I properly store my beer at room temp. (please note that I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, and the temp. here is around 95ºF) lest it spoils?
    Should it be:
    Right after bottling, before carbonation;
    Right after carbonation, before aging;
    "X" days after fermentation;
    Other;

    Thanks
     
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    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

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    for the bottled pre-carb and carbonated pre-aging periods, i'd suggest a basement or some internal room with no windows. also, try to find a place that doesn't have big temperature swings (95F during the day to 70F at night for instance). it's my understanding that the biggest enemies for your beer are the temp swings and light hitting the bottles, not so much the temperature the bottles are kept at.
    if you're talking about when it's fermenting, you could try a swamp cooler. plenty of info on that via google or youtube. or attach a temperature controller to your dedicated brewing fridge so you can set and maintain a specific temperature.
    hope this helps!
     

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