After brewing about 5 one gallon batches I was reading some topics in the knowledge base section of Northern Brewer about bottle conditioning and came up with a few questions for all of you. This is from the knowledge base article:
“After priming and filling, the newly bottled beer should be stored at 70-75F for 2-3 weeks or until fully carbonated. After this time the bottles can be chilled or stored below 60 degrees to stabilize the beer.”
Here are my questions:
My apartment temperature varies from about 65-70F, is this temperature and the fluctuation okay for the bottle conditioning?
After the 2-3 week conditioning time, is it okay to leave the bottles at this temperature, or is it best to store them at a temperature below 60F?
The brews that I have finished have turned out fine, a couple don’t seem to have as much head as others, or retain the head throughout the drink, but they are still very good. I ask mostly to refine my technique and make my beers even better. As a side note I have been using the NB fizz tabs that have come with the kits, if that makes a difference for anything.
Thanks for all your responses in advance!