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Old 03-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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I'm making a kolsch. I had it at 58ish for 6 days... The bubbling stopped completely. I brought it up to 65-72 ish for a diacetyl rest, and it started bubbling again............,, and has been bubbling for 6 days!!!! I want to cold crash it already for kegging. Should I wait til it's done bubbling? What would happen if I crash it at this point?

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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Not that I have any experience with this rest or its purpose but I know it is said over and over that taking an FG reading is they way to go. Bubbling isn't gonna tell you if its ready to be kegged if I understand things.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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You should take 2 hydrometer readings3 days apart. If they are identical (and in the range of predicted FG) the beer is done and it's time to cold crash.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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Take a gravity reading to see if you have received FG. That'll let you know what to do.

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Wait for it to stop bubbling and then crash it slowly. In the future you might want to let it sit longer when you're fermenting at low temps.

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It might be bubbling because it's fermenting, but more than likely it's releasing dissolved c02 since it's at a warmer temperature.

Once the SG reading is the same over at least three days (take one now, take on in at least three days), then it's ready for cold crashing.

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