How to store beer right

Hello everybody!
As I am quite new to this newsgroup, I do not know if this topic was already discussed. If so, please excuse me.
I would like to know how I should store my beer. Of course, in a rather cold and dark place, so I put it in my cellar. But how should I put it? Upright or lay it down? I believe there are some aspects to think over. Crowncap or cork, beer with yeast/sediment or without, bottle size (?) etc. I heard that, different to wine, it is not necessary to lay corked bottles down. Is that true? Does it have any influence if I lay bottles of lager beer with crowncap in the fridge? Or does it even make a difference storing bottles with crowncap or swing top bottle? If I lay down bottles with yeast/sediment I enlarge the surface of the sediment. Does this have a bad/good influence on the beer?
Thanks in forehand for your opinions!
Greetings from Germany and Prost!
Bastian
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Bastian
"Bastian" wrote in message
Howdy!
Oh, we talk about things two, three, sometimes 47 times. No problem.
I try to wet the corks by laying the beer on its side for a few days every year, but otherwise I leave them standing up. For what it's worth, I do the same with my whiskey.
Only if you do it for three or four years.
I don't trust the seal on swing tops, I store them standing up unless I'm going to drink them that same day.
Depends on the beer. If you're talking about weissbier, I would think it could only have a good influence. Problem with some other beers is that you want to leave the sediment behind, and laying them down makes that tough.
Hey, that's all they are: opinions!
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Lew Bryson
Hello Lew and thanks for your answer!
That seems to make sense.
With Weissbier I agree with you but I mainly thought about Belgian Trappists. I think it tastes better with the sediment (Orval for example) so it does not bother me. But I read that bad gustatory substances (I hope that is correct English) diffuse out of the sediment into the beer. Is that true? I do not have that much experience because I did not store beer for a long time yet.
Greetings,
Bastian
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Bastian

Some of the Belgian yeast strains (like Chimay) are pretty nasty-tasting, IMO. But there is nothing to diffuse into the beer from yeast. It's actually a decent source of Vitamin B. On the other hand, people who consume a lot of yeast do tend to gust -- what's the German word for fart?
--Jeff Frane
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Jeff Frane
"dark" is the most important. Sunlight and fluorescent light are to beer what sunlight is to a vampire ...death! It "skunks" the beer. See below:
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notbob
> > > > I would like to know how I should store my beer. Of course, in a > > rather cold and dark place.... > > > "dark" is the most important. Sunlight and fluorescent light are to > beer what sunlight is to a vampire ...death! It "skunks" the beer. > See below: > >
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Lew Bryson
Hi Jeff!
That complies to my experiences ;-) And the German word for that is "Furz" resp. "furzen"!
Prost,
Bastian
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Bastian
Hello nb!
I agree with you. But can you or anybody explain me why there are still breweries who fill their beer into clear bottles? In Germany there was a time when it was hip to drink Sol and Corona for at least the double price of German beer. A few months ago, Becks released its Becks Gold also in clear bottles and more expensive than the normal Becks but less tasty. Now all people drink Becks Gold and feel like they drink something very fantastic! I cannot understand this!
Greetings,
Bastian (just drinking a Schumacher Alt from a brown 1 Liter bottle, just nice!)
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Bastian
A few months ago, Becks released its
*ALL* people? Wow, that's one helluva market share...(similar to the "everybody" of US beer marketing, no doubt...as in, "everybody's drinking light beers and low carb beers...")
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yournamehere
"Bastian" wrote in message
Not to say crap beer is good, but that clear bottle Becks Gold is in is a special type of clear glass that Becks claims their research people came up with: it blocks the wavelengths of light that cause skunkiness. Quite a feat, if they pulled it off.
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Lew Bryson
wrote:
What makes you think they don't? Consider that they might not be marketing to people who know or care about the difference, and who think that those imported lagers are "supposed to taste that way."
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Oh, Guess

Hi!
Sorry, this was a translating mistake. I do not always find the right English words for my German thoughts so please excuse me! Of course not all people are drinking Becks Gold! Let me change it into: People who think that they are "all people" drink Becks Gold and feel happy!
Prost,
Bastian
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Bastian

Samuel Smith's English beer also comes in clear glass bottles. Is there anything special about the glass?
-- How about we go metric? --------------------------------------------- American Pint 473ml Metric Pint 500ml Smith's Import Pint 550ml Imperial Pint 568ml
SlobbyDon
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SlobbyDon

Hello Lew!
Do you really believe in this? I have some doubts about it!Maybe we should try it out!
Greetings and Prost!
Bastian
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Bastian
"Steve Jackson" wrote in news:QG7sb.20846$0K6.15393@fed1read06:
This implies you've actually gotten some Samuel Smith that wasn't horribly skunked. I've begun to doubt such a thing actually exists.
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Dan Iwerks
"Bastian" wrote in message
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Greetings, Bastian!
That would mean buying some of the stuff, right? I don't think so!
Prost!
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Lew Bryson
Sam Smith's OBB on cask in the UK. Sam Smith's IPA in brown glass bottles. Such a thing actually exists. Buying a sealed case of any of the Sam Smith's beers, and storing the beers in a cool dark place, will also enhance one's chances of obtaining unskunked Sam Smith's beers. But Steve is right - I've run into some major skunky mercaptans wafting out of those Sam Smith bottles. Shame to ruin a perfectly adquate bottled ale like that.
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dgs
dgs wrote in news:bor6va$1hdfhc$1@ID- 75266.news.uni-berlin.de:
Absolutely. I have had a number of good Sammy Smith's in the past, but it's just not worth the bother of risking significant skunkitude to buy it anymore. Frankly, I don't like any of the beer quite enough to buy the full case, so I'm largely Sam-less until the bottles change. There's just too much good beer produced by people smart enough to use brown bottles to bother with their beer.
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Dan Iwerks

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