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Why are my beers flat?

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by DieHippieDie, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. DieHippieDie

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    Ok, so I just plugged up my small fridge in the garage a couple weeks ago. It didn't get below freezing much (if any) when I first plugged it up and the beers I put in there tasted fine. This week, however, (as the whole east coast will agree) it got cold as a witch's tit, probably below the fridge's temp. When I popped the top on the brews I heard no "fssss" sound and they were pretty flat. The turbo cold temps might have something to do with it but I wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem. Did the liquid expand and the glass shrink (thus breaking a "seal")? I'm fairly new to craft beers so don't judge me too much! :p Also you Minnesotan's try not to hit me with your -40 degree weather up there either! 0 degrees is cold for us down here!!

    It pisses me off because I had an Ola Dubh 12 AND 16 in there as well as Racer X among several others.
    Thanks dudes and dudettes.
     
  2. EastHarris

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    Sounds like your beers got plugged up dude.
     
  3. Mothergoose03

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    The most logical answer is that the colder the beer is, the better the CO2 stays in suspension, thus less of a hiss when the cap is removed.
     
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  4. VikeMan

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    Quite possibly the case, as big beers can get quite cold before freezing. (Though technically the CO2 (most of it) is in solution rather than suspension.)
     
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