Cold Conditioning Ales
Posted Aug 16th 2011 | By:
I have recently acquired a kegerator and after some modifications have two beers going on tap with space for a 3rd corny for cold conditioning. I carb the slow way so the new ales sit in the fridge idle for about two weeks cold conditioning and clearing (after 2-3 weeks in the primary). I have done this twice, once with a bitter and once with a cream ale and they turned out fantastic (the cream ale tastes like a nice Danish lager with a crapload of hop character and fruitiness of the ale yeast balanced out perfectly - you can really put this stuff away on a nice warm day). My question is, since there seems to be a benefit to cold conditining lighter ales, would you recommend this with darker beers like mild, porter or stout?