From the HBD Archive
From: gordon@Stars.Reston.Unisys.COM
Subject: Bottling Temps and Times for Ales
Date: 1992-07-10 16:16:11 GMT


A few beginner's questions, please.

Four weeks ago, I put my first batch of "ale" (John Bull Amber
extract + Wyeast #2112; yes, a weird combo) into bottles. I put 12
bottles in the refrigerator at 35-40 degrees F and kept the rest in
the basement at 65-75 degrees F.

Did I make a mistake by putting the 12 bottles in the fridge?
Will any secondary fermentation have taken place in the fridge? In
general, does it matter what temperature ales are kept at after
being bottled? If I did make a mistake with the 12 bottles, can it
be corrected now, 4 weeks later?

How long, in general, must ales stay in the bottles before
they become drinkable?

I think I'll try a bottle from the basement first.

Thank you for any information.

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