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Old 01-10-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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I've heard this term used a lot around here.

Just want to clarify a little more on this technique.

What exactly does it mean? and when to use it. And when to NOT use it.
Safe for all beers? cider? wine?

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Old 01-10-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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Crash cooling is when you bring the temperature of beer that is done fermenting from the fermentation temperature, to a much lower one (usually in the 40s). This causes lots more "stuff" (proteins, yeast, etc) to fall out of suspension.

The advantage of this is you end up with a beer that is much clearer. The disadvantage is you will lose your yeast and either need to repitch to bottle carb or keg and force carb

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Old 01-10-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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Cash-cooling- send me some cash and your brew and I will cool it for you.

(some or all of your brew may be consumed before it is returned to you though!)

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Cash-cooling- send me some cash and your brew and I will cool it for you.

(some or all of your brew may be consumed before it is returned to you though!)
It works like that mail-in-your-gold-to-us-and-we-will-send-back-cash-I-swear scam!
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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The disadvantage is you will lose your yeast and either need to repitch to bottle carb or keg and force carb
This hasn't been my experience. I've crash-cooled beers for 2 weeks @ 35 degrees and there was still more than enough yeast in suspension to bottle-carb without any issue.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:24 PM   #6
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maybe i should learn how to spell.......lol

Thanks guys

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