Author Topic: Beersmith beer temp setting  (Read 3014 times)

tdfoste

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Beersmith beer temp setting
« on: April 03, 2010, 03:35:53 AM »
Under the carbonation section on a recipe, there is a setting for Beer temp.  Does anyone know what this temp is supposed to be?  Is this the serving temp or the aging temp?  It makes a huge difference in the amount of sugar to add for bottle conditioning, so I'd like to get this right.

Smurfe

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Re: Beersmith beer temp setting
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 04:02:08 AM »
It is the temp that you condition/carbonate the beer at. Not the serving temp.

Offline Myk

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Re: Beersmith beer temp setting
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 07:32:28 AM »
Colder beer can hold more CO2 in solution so you would need to add less CO2 to get to the desired level.
I had wine fermenting in my cold room. When it warmed up at bottling it was pretty well carbonated. If it was a sparkling wine I would've had to add no sugar to get to the desired level.

I think it is the present temperature of the beer.