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Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by Heferwiezer, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Heferwiezer

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for some ideas for what to store my beer in (aside from some cardboard boxes).

    The lady and I moved into a move place and we are looking for something a bit more presentable to store a portion of my beer in.

    Would love to see what everyone else is doing!

    Cheers
     
  2. Jwale73

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  3. ne0m00re

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    My apartment is short on space and we don't age more than a few dozen large-format bottles at a time, so we bought a couple over-the-door canvas shoe racks. They look pretty good and work for our situation. It seems like a lot of "presentable" bottle storage units are intended for wine and hold the bottles on their sides, which isn't recommended for beer.
     
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    Frankly, I think storing your beer on it's side at a stable cellar temperature behind UV blocking glass is probably preferable to storing at room temperature out in the open.
     
  6. ne0m00re

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    Storing your beer upright at a stable cellar temperature (specific to the style) out of all light of wavelengths less than 550nm is preferable. Storing your beer upright at a stable room temperature mostly shielded by canvas from occasional diffuse room lighting isn't a bad compromise for an apartment short on space.
    Personally, I think the concern is overblown; I've never had any of my aged beer noticeably develop light-struck flavors with this setup, but much of my "cellared" beer isn't exactly prone to skunking anyway (e.g., sours). I have a keezer for hoppy beers.
    I should add that my comment about storing beer on its side was an aside regarding the difficulty of finding a "presentable" beer storage format that fits the requirements listed above and is within a budget. If I were to invest in a windowed fridge for cellaring (which I think is a good option), I'd simply modify the shelving, but that's not a high priority for me.
     
  7. texasdrugaddict

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    I got this in my living room and most that come over don't even notice it.
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    Its a old hide away bar.
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    Glasses on the shelves beer underneath the glasses.
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    Other side has liquor but could hold around 100 or so beer bottles if filled with nothing but beer.
     
  8. texasdrugaddict

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    Just got done yesterday refinishing this little hide away cabinet I found at goodwill last week
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