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Marchborne 01-12-2013 04:16 PM

Cold crashing in the freezer?
Well, for once it looks like we have space in the freezer for me to remove a few shelves and possibly cold crash a batch (better bottle).

My question is, is it okay to cold crash in a not-temperature-controlled freezer? I still have food in there that SWMBO will not let me move. The thermometer says 30 degrees. All advice appreciated.

kaz4121 01-13-2013 03:06 PM

Don't know if it is ideal, but I've been forced to cold crash in a freezer when my temperature controller broke. I only left it in there for a couple of hours, until I noticed my airlock freeze up. I pulled it out at that point and the brew turned out to be one of the clearest I've had yet.

b-boy 01-13-2013 03:22 PM

Just keep an eye on it. You don't want it to freeze.

Marchborne 01-14-2013 11:35 AM

Thanks, Kaz, B-Boy, that makes sense. We'll see what happens...

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