In a recent blog, we highlighted a few general tips to follow for ideal homebrew storage. It’s what we’re passionate about, after all, as creators of the perfect stackable plastic beer crates. At the end of the day, there’s a lot to consider if you’re new to brewing beer at home. That’s why in today’s post, we’d like to take a look at five incredibly easy things you can do to ensure that your beer stays safe so that you can truly enjoy that first sip when it’s ready to drink.
And so, without further ado, let’s take a look at a few of the things that you can do right now to make your next batch of oat soda the best you’ve created thus far.
Get the Most Out of Your Next Batch of Beer
Store in Cool Temperatures
One of the absolute best things you can do when storing beer is to store it at a cool temperature. When you get a six pack from the liquor store or a bomber from your favorite local brewery, chances are that it goes straight into the fridge. For the beer that you’re making at home, however, it needs a chance to ferment and storing it somewhere where the temperature stays at around 50 to 60 degrees is idea, so put your basement to good use!
Keep It Away From Light
It’s also crucial to keep your beer away from light. As you might know, beers that are exposed to the light can take on different taste profiles and it’s almost universally agreed upon that this is never going to turn out well. Even under the best of circumstances, the flavor profile that someone worked hard to perfect is being changed. You can prevent this a bit when you...
Use Dark Bottles
Keeping your beer in clear bottles is tempting because it allows you to observe the color (which is obviously something that’s fun and cool to do), but at the end of the day, the flavor is always going to be most important. You can preserve it by storing your beer in dark bottles whenever possible.
“Why in the world would the direction my beer bottle is facing make a difference?” you ask. Our friends at Beer Advocate sum it up perfectly: “Storing a beer upright will ensure that the yeast compacts to the bottom of the bottle.” There you have it!
Keep Your Beer Protected
One of the biggest threats to a home brew is mishandling. Hey, having an occasional case of butterfingers happens to the best of us. You can minimize this threat by utilizing one of our plastic beer crates. They’re specifically designed to make the life of a homebrewer that much easier. And hey, it’s just a lot simpler to carry around a sturdy stackable beer crate rather than storing your brews in cardboard boxes that will inevitably get wet and soggy before disintegrating. You can order the ideal beer bottle storage system here to protect your brews. At the end of the day, the whole point is enjoying more beer with less waste, after all!