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Old 07-22-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Adding my 5 gallon keg of beer at 66-70 to my kegger

I will no longer be using top off water, and I want to just cool to 66-70 and do the rest to get my lager pitching temp in my kegger which is around 48°. Should I just crank the air temp in that thing down as much as possible, then turn thermostat to 48° and simply wait?

How long could this take? 12 hours? 24 hours?

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Old 07-22-2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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The key factor is air circulation. If your kegger has a fan in it the temperature of the fermenter will come down much faster. But 24 hours would be the max. for just about any setup.

I'm one of those bad people that pitches lagers warm and then starts the cooling process. Gets through the yeast growth phase faster.

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I figure if I make a big enough starter I should be able to pitch closer to ferment temps. Anyways, thanks. I thought the static heat transfer would be weak as well.

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