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cellar temp

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by wjgeese, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Hi All,
    First post here...My cellar stays about 65F most of the year. Is this too warm? I havent noticed much of a change in my beers over 2 or so years, but looking for the long term issues.
  2. My cellar is consistently around 60F, I don't think it's a huge problem.
  3. Personally I would use it and have sound mind though it is not ideal. Me beer fridge is set at 54* although I would much rather have your situation.
  4. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    I had an '08 bcbs over X-mas that was stored in a garage in Chicago for it's short life (75*+ for 4-6 months, 30*-50* for 6-8 months). It was just as good as any other bottle of '08 I've gotten from beer nerds with temp-controlled cellars.
  5. Define "long term".
  6. Personally, I think the two major factors are

    NOT HOT (do everything you can to keep it 65 or under)
    Consistent temp. Temps that rise and fall and cause problems but as long as you have a steady temperature (within a 3-4 degree range) you should be fine.

    Just my 2 cents