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Home Brewing Beer – How To Store It?

To start, home brewed beer is not brewed to improve over time. Most of the beers will spoil within in a few months to a year in my opinion. There are very few special beers that will last for years.

There are some things you can do to keep your brew the longest time. Once you have opened the bottle you should drink it and if you should not finish it, you can put it back in the fridge but only for less that 2 hours at most. If it is in there more than 2 hours no matter how tight you sealed the bottle, it will be no good. Yes you can still drink it after that but, it will not taste the same.

Air is the enemy of your brew so stopper well. What is surprising is that normal air is about 79% nitrogen. Nitrogen is used in the kegs and some bottles to give the beer its foamy head. Carbonation drops are used in home brewing for that head of foam. It is the oxygen in air that does the damage with the beer and organisms in the air.

Store your bottles upright so if you should have any remaining yeast it will migrate to the bottom. Otherwise any yeast will accumulate near the bottle neck. Also keep the beer in the dark or in a low light room because ultraviolet light can cause spoilage called skunked. Keeping the brew cool like all food products is best for longer storage and an appetizing ale. The temperature you are looking for is around 50°F to 60°F ideally.

If you do not have special refrigerator for the ale or the idea spot to keep it out of the light you'll just need to give in to the temptation to drink it sooner.

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