Bob: When aging beer there are several things to consider along with just the temperature. Certainly cellar temperature, around 55 degrees F, is usually just fine. Refrigerator temperature which is usually around 40 degrees F is fine, too.
Can you age beers?
Most beers are brewed to be consumed fairly quickly (as in soon after they’re brewed, not “chugged”). … In fact, all beer can be “aged” (or really, stored) for a few months (longer when kept in the right conditions). But some beer can be aged for, well, ages—from many months to many years.
How long should beer sit in fridge?
The general rule of thumb is to let your beer sit in the fridge for a minimum of 48 hours. We always try and go for at least 72 or longer. A few tips for you when it comes to conditioning your beer. Hop bitterness and aroma will fade over time, so don’t let those IPA’s and Pale Ales sit for too long.
Which beer improves most with age?
“Usually, brown beers age better than light beers, and the big beers twice as long as small bottles.” He added, “Alcohol and aging have a direct relationship. More alcohol is usually better for aging.” One exception is a special type of Belgian beer, called lambic, Eftekhari said.
How long can you age sour beers?
These beers fall under the “sour beer” category and age gracefully for 20+ years.
Does aging beer increase ABV?
As a beer ages, will its potency wane too? In a word, no. The alcohol content of beer (and wine, for that matter) is determined during the fermentation process and will not change over time.
How do you store aged beer?
Bottles and cans: Store packaged beer in a cool, dry place that isn’t freezing. For optimal shelf life of bottled beer, store beer at a temperature between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit and, if it’s a bottle, make sure it’s upright.
How long does it take for beer to get cold in the refrigerator?
The bottom line, if you have some time, it takes about nine hours to get your beer or other canned drink cold in the fridge. Put it in during the morning and you can be enjoying something cold by the afternoon.
When should I put homebrew in the fridge?
13 Answers. DO NOT put them in the fridge after three days. You’ll want to store the newly bottled beer at around 70 degrees for a few weeks. Since you are bottle conditioning, the yeast will need time to carbonate the beer.
Is it safe to drink 10 year old beer?
The simple answer is yes, the beer is still good insofar as it is safe to drink. Since most beer is either pasteurized or filtered to eliminate bacteria, it’s extremely resistant to spoiling. How the beer will taste is another matter.
Do you need to refrigerate sour beer?
Sour beer should be stored between 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you cap your sour beers, you should store them upright. If they are corked, however, it is recommended that you store them on their sides. This keeps the corks moist and prevents air from getting into the bottle.
Can you age fruited sours?
Our bottles of sour beer are ready for consumption when we release them, however, aging bottles of sour beer can be a fun and exciting experience. Since sour beers are acidic (similar pH to wine) and have very little hops, they have the potential to age well over the years.
Can you age barrel aged beer?
Barrel aging beer is an artform. After you’ve obtained a barrel, you’ll need a lot of wort and patience. Once the beer is aged to your liking, it’s time to package. Aging can take anywhere from a month to years depending on your goals and flavor preferences.