The Best Temperature to Store Beer
There have been scientific studies on the best temperature to store beer.
Remember, grocery stores and manufacturers have a vested interest in storing beer at the correct temperature, so they’ve figured it out at this point.
The ideal temperature to store beer is in the range of 45 F to 50 F.
This temperature range will keep your beer tasting fine. Any deviation from this temperature will negatively impact the taste of the beer, so try to avoid storing beer outside of that temperature range.
Unfortunately, most standard refrigerators are set at 38 F, which is a tad too cold for beer. Drinking a cold beer too frequently will actually weaken your taste buds over time.
How long does it take to chill beer in the fridge?
It takes approximately 9 hours to chill beer in the fridge if the fridge is at the ideal temperature range of 45 F to 50 F.
This means you can put beer in the fridge in the morning and it will be at the right temperature in the middle of the afternoon.
How to Choose the Best Beer Refrigerator
This section will cover how to choose the best beer refrigerator for your needs. We know that not everyone needs a massive beer refrigerator that can store 60 beers or one with an automatic thermostat.
Anyway, here are some things to look for when picking out your next beer refrigerator.
The first, and arguably most important, feature to consider in your next beer refrigerator.
We’re not talking about capacity. You should make sure that you physically have enough space in your room for a beer fridge.
Yes, that means you should take measurements. Don’t forget to factor in the door swing into your measurements.
Capacity is another aspect of your beer fridge that you should carefully consider before purchasing a beer fridge. The exact capacity simply depends on how many beers you plan on storing in your fridge.
Do you host a lot of parties? Drink a lot of beer? Plan on storing wine and beer in your beer fridge?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider purchasing a beer fridge with a larger capacity.
On the other hand, if you don’t consume that much beer, then you will find a large capacity beer fridge a little useless.
Many potential buyers overlook the shelving of their future beer fridge, but this is a very important aspect of a beer fridge.
It boils down to this:
Do you want a beer fridge with adjustable shelving?
We find beer fridges with adjustable shelving work great if you plan on storing beer cans and bottles in the fridge or if you plan on storing wine bottles in your beer fridge.
On the other hand, if you only plan on storing beer cans or beer bottles, then you will not have nearly as much use for a beer fridge with adjustable shelving as you probably thought.
One of the most overlooked aspects of a beer fridge is the noise that it produces.
Unfortunately, some beer fridges can be very loud. This isn’t a problem if the beer fridge is in your kitchen, but if you plan on placing your beer fridge in your family room, then you should purchase a quieter beer fridge rather than a louder beer fridge.
What Is The Best Capacity Beer Refrigerator?
The best capacity beer refrigerator mostly depends on your needs. With that said, we recommend a beer refrigerator that can hold at least 50 cans of beer. Some of the beer fridges listed have a capacity of over 120 cans of beer!
Any less than 50 beers and you may as well use a mini-fridge, or your standard refrigerator, instead of a beer fridge.
How long can beer last in a refrigerator?
Beer usually lasts about six months in a refrigerator. There are instances of some types of beer lasting for two years in a fridge, but this is rare.
We don’t recommend storing beer in a refrigerator for longer than six months. You’ll know if the beer has become rancid when you open it – it will smell terrible.
What is The Best Temperature Range For a Beer Refrigerator?
The ideal temperature range for a beer refrigerator is somewhere between 43F and 51F. This temperature range provides the perfect combination of coldness while still keeping taste.
Colder than that and the beer will begin to lose its taste. Warmer than that and the beer won’t be cold enough to drink.
How Big Is a Counter Top Refrigerator?
A countertop refrigerator (a refrigerator that goes countertop level) usually has a depth of 30 inches or less.
This is a shallow depth when compared to a standard refrigerator. Standard refrigerators usually have a depth of 36 inches or more.
What’s the difference between a built-in refrigerator and an under-the-counter refrigerator?
The difference between a built-in refrigerator and an under the counter refrigerator is that a built-in refrigerator is physically attached to the wall. It will also be flush with the rest of the counter.
An under the counter refrigerator is simply a smaller freestanding refrigerator that can be placed underneath your counter.
What is a freestanding beer cooler?
A freestanding beer cooler is simply a beer refrigerator that is not attached to the wall or anything else. This means you can place it in any location that you like.
We recommend a freestanding beer cooler for most people because of their flexibility when it comes to choosing a location.