If you’re as passionate about homebrewing as we are, chances are that you’re always looking for ways to tweak your homebrew storage solutions to be more efficient. In that case, if you haven’t seen it yet, you might be interested in our previous blog that is entitled “Homebrew Storage 101: How Stackable Beer Crates Can Save Your Brew.”
In that post, we took at look at our stackable beer crates (as the name implies) and we also provided readers with a bit of advice on a few of the other things you can do to ensure that your beer doesn’t take a turn for the worst. We highlighted everything from choosing the right bottles to properly storing your ingredients, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t yet.
A Few More Tips for How to Store Beer Properly
In Homebrew Storage 201, we’ll work from the foundation that we started with in our last blog. It’s kind of like beer college. What is that, you ask? Basically it’s regular college, but better. You know, because it’s about beer. So without further ado, here are a few more tips.
Bottling vs. Kegging
The crew at Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies breaks down the benefits of both bottling and kegging your beer as well as going into detail about how to do each of those things the right way. In both instances, temperature plays a big role, so be sure to take a look and see what you can learn to take your homebrewing skills to the next level.
Clean the Bottles You’re Reusing
You’ve washed empty bottles out with soap and water, so they’re ready to be reused, right? Unfortunately not. Fortunately for you, jet bottle washers exist and as the folks over at Beersmith mention, “used bottles frequently have clumps of mold in the bottom that can be difficult to remove” and “a bottle jet will make short work of cleaning most bottles.”
Consider Your Aging Timeline
As the good people of Thrillist point out, “there are a few good rules of thumb you can use to know whether you should be worried about a beer's freshness or if you can stash it and still have a delicious beer one year down the road.” Be sure to know what you’re drinking and read up on a particular style to learn as much as you can and make sure you get started on the right foot with something you’ve never tried before.
Your Source for Convenient Plastic Beer Bottle Crates
Of course if you’re storing your beer in bottles, you’ll want to avoid cardboard flats that end up soggy and usually end in disaster and tears. The good news is that at US Beer Crates, we have the perfect stackable beer crates to help make your homebrewing experience that much better.
Take a look at our signature plastic beer crate that allows you to store two dozen bottles at a time, ensuring that you end up with more beer and less waste. Order yours today!