I am thinking already towards a good fall beer, and noticed the Spiced Winter Ale kit from NB, or perhaps another similar recipe.
What I am unsure of is if I brew this beer in the next month or so, will it be ok to let it " age" a bit in a keg in the cellar ? I would purge it and charge it up with co2 of course. I am not sure it would make sense to leave it connected to the gas for 2 months until I am ready to drop the temp and carb it(?).
The temp in the basement stays around 60, maybe 65 in the heat of summer. I could put it in the chest freezer but I will also be brewing up more summer batches so I will need the temp controller freezer for fermenting.
I have no experience brewing beer for the future… I tend to be waiting for it to carb so we can drink it asap.
I will also plan an Oktoberfest to be drinkable in the October/ November timeframe so I will have both on tap going into the winter.
Thank you for any insight on this !