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Why Three Days in the Fridge?

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Urgent question.

 

The Packers play today. I put the beers in on Friday. That's two days. Am I going to kill or bum out my friends with only two day cooled beer?

 

Seriously, is the three days to make the yeast go dormant or something?

 

(Note: 4 batches made now - brewing beer is awesome ... why did I wait 50 years to start???)

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u should be good, the reason for at least three days is that there is settlement at the bottom of the bottle due to the carbonation process and the carb tablet u added when bottling, co2 is produced from the carb tablet and remaining yeast in the beer and a little bit of waste from that reaction settles at the bottom of the bottle. you really dnt want to drink it, so 3 days in the fridge helps solidify the stuff on the bottom so it doesn't go with the pour, or shouldn't

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And CO2 absorbs into cold beer better than warm beer.

 

It will be fine, just not as good as it will be days or a week from now.

 

Remember to pour slowly into a glass,  leaving the last 1/4 inch in the bottle.

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4 hours ago, RickBeer said:

And CO2 absorbs into cold beer better than warm beer.

 

It will be fine, just not as good as it will be days or a week from now.

 

Remember to pour slowly into a glass,  leaving the last 1/4 inch in the bottle.

And don't drive it anywhere. 

I find that if I take beer with me in the car, even if I have refrigerated for 3+ days, transport with ice packs, even if I sit it in a another fridge for an hour at destination it foams like crazy.

 

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1 hour ago, Nickfixit said:

And don't drive it anywhere. 

I find that if I take beer with me in the car, even if I have refrigerated for 3+ days, transport with ice packs, even if I sit it in a another fridge for an hour at destination it foams like crazy.

 

 

Fortunately the game party is at my house, with my new 65" 4K TV :)

 

Thanks all and Go Pack Go!

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1 hour ago, WisconsinBadger said:

 

Fortunately the game party is at my house, with my new 65" 4K TV :)

 

Thanks all and Go Pack Go!

WOOHOO!  GO PACK GO! 

I am an outcast in Seahawks land (I live in Renton, WA, where the Hawks HQ is - I actually live about a 10 minute drive from it) as I sit here at work with my Packers jersey on!

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3 hours ago, MiniYoda said:

what's sad is the front of the top cloud looks like it is smiling at us

Good looking out!  Never noticed that!!

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Anthony, I occasionally get those forced quotes, too.  The only way I've found to get rid of them is:
1)  Type up the post you want to make.  Submit your reply with the forced quote in it.  
2)  Edit that post.  At this point you can select the entire text box of the forced quote and delete it.

3)  Save the edit, and the quote will be gone and your post will remain.

 

You know of any other way?

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The solubility of a gas (CO2) in a liquid (beer -mostly water) increases as the temperature decreases. But this takes time. 3 days is just enough, longer is better. I usually try to put the beers in the fridge a week ahead. Too much priming sugar will cause the beer to pour more like warm club soda, with large bubbles and too much effervescence. I really dislike my beers over carbonated like soda pop. To me, over carbonation also changes the taste. 

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1 hour ago, Shrike said:

Anthony, I occasionally get those forced quotes, too.  The only way I've found to get rid of them is:
1)  Type up the post you want to make.  Submit your reply with the forced quote in it.  
2)  Edit that post.  At this point you can select the entire text box of the forced quote and delete it.

3)  Save the edit, and the quote will be gone and your post will remain.

 

You know of any other way?

Thanks for the heads up, Shrike.  I will have to try that. :)

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Is that a trump cloud, DOH (quote homer simpson) likely false.

 

7 days chilling is a charm

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Well, the beer was delicious despite the shortened cooling. I only wish that the game was as satisfying.

 

Next year, beer chilled longer...and better game result!

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