Store (American) beer at 32 degrees farenheit. Proper temperature is indicated when small ice crystals form upon opening.
Ensure all beer is stored in a separate fridge. Proper beer storage temperature will freeze other non-alcoholic foods.
If beer fridge is in the garage, the temperature setting must be adjusted according to ambient conditions. Turn it down in the summer, turn it up in the winter. If the temp is not adjusted up in the winter, over-freezing and bottle breakage will occur.
Segregate beers by type upon placing in fridge. Ensure commonly drank beers are placed on the upper shelves for easy access. Sissy sipping beers may be placed in the back on the bottom.
A note may be placed on the 16 oz. Milwaukee's Best cans that they are for use in BCC's only - not for separate human consumption.
Coozies should be placed adjacent to the beer fridge. A bottle opener with a can to catch caps should be mounted to the wall nearby also.
Constant vigilance is necessary to prevent the spousal unit from hijacking the dedicated beer fridge for other beverage/food storage. Cross contamination of beer from healthy drinks such as orange juice, prune juice, milk, etc can be deadly.
Exceptions may be granted in the event extra storage is required for: 1) holidays 2) parties 3) BBQ supplies 4) marinating/seasoning of meats before BBQing. Mixers and other bar supplies may also be stored here safely.
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