Why you should put your beer in the fridge for 48-72 hours before drinking it?

So this is one of the last steps in our instructions, but a crucial step that often gets overlooked.

You have spent all this time waiting to taste your beer and you just want to chill it real fast and drink it now! Well, you might be better off letting it sit in the fridge a bit before you drink it.

The reason we tell you to leave your beer in the fridge for 48-72 hours is that it will help with your carbonation.

If you have ever pored a warm beer you will notice that although it will pour foamy the C02 is lacking a little bit or will dissipate rather quickly.

When a beer is cold it helps the C02 absorbed better into the beer. So if you let it sit for those 72 hours you will have a much better-carbonated beer.

Having a well-carbonated beer also help bring out all those hop flavors and aromas that you might not taste otherwise. So it can provide a good balance to your beer and improve the flavor of IPAs for example.

If you have a hard time waiting that long, then what I would recommend is putting 2 bottles in the fridge. One to drink if you just can't wait and the other to sit for at least 48 hours to allow that C02 to fully absorbed into the beer.

You will definitely notice the difference in taste between the 2. The one that was allowed to sit in the fridge for a bit longer is going to taste much better.

So make sure to leave your bottles in the fridge for at least 48 hours prior to drinking for the best results.