cellar temp

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

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  1. wjgeese

    wjgeese Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,351) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    My cellar is consistently around 60F, I don't think it's a huge problem.
  3. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    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) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    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. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (582) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Define "long term".
  6. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 California

    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
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