Originally Posted by Dmanshane
Ok what is the point of cold crashing I'm new to brewing so trying to learn is this done when bout ready to keg.
Crashing helps to clear the beer of "some" of the yeast and other bi-products still in suspension. Drops the heavier particulates to the bottom. It also compacts the yeast cake and makes it a little easier to rack off.
I find that I get considerably less sediment in my bottles than those beers that I don't crash.
I just crashed my most recent two batches outside. Our recent cold spell had us at about 32 overnight and 50 during the day. I bottled them yesterday after sitting on my patio for 3-4 days.