Is there a way I can extend the shelf life of my homebrew? Like pasturization maybe? How would I do it?
Cold storage. How long do you want to keep it for? You can also use oxygen absorbing caps or seal bottles with wax to keep oxygen out.
Welcome to the forum.
One of the (many) great things about brewing your own beer is knowing it’s been handled properly from start to finish. It hasn’t been sitting in a warm warehouse or truck. Beer tastes great when it’s fresh. Mike
I had been wondering about storage lately. I know you have to store your beer in temps 65-70 for it to carbonate. How long are people letting their bottles sit at this temp before they lower the temp for remainder of storage and conditioning?
I don’t know about pasteurization but I agree with cold storage. A cold dark corner in the basement works well. I have a room that stays 40-45* in the winter and 55-60* in the summer completely sealed off from the rest of the basement and it seems to work well. I have a few beers that are 1+ years old and some 6 months and they seems to hold up well for me.
I just had a beer that was 1 year old. I stored it in total darkness in my basement (av around 65*). and it was amazing!