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Although I'm an experienced homebrewer, I've only ever done ales because I've never had a fridge. I recently bought a BrewJacket and was able to brew my first lager. I'm now at the bottling phase and have a question about the temperature.

I keep my house at 78°F(25°C). I've seen the posts where carbonation can take place at 60-70°F and be fine. Is there any risk carbonating at the higher 78 F temperature? I don't have a fridge to put the beers in.

If it matters, the beer is a Marzen that lagered at 54 F for four weeks.

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The general rule of thumb is that temps above 80F will promote staling and reduce the shelf life of the beer. I doubt that a week or so at that temp or slightly above would be too detrimental, though. I don't think you'll have any problem at all carbing at 78F.

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