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Old 10-23-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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I need to free up one of my fermenters. It's 3 weeks old so can I put it in my keg blast some co2 on it and let it sit for a few weeks at 68 degrees and then cold crash in the keg?

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I need to free up one of my fermenters. It's 3 weeks old so can I put it in my keg blast some co2 on it and let it sit for a few weeks at 68 degrees and then cold crash in the keg?
Sure. If it's done, and has been at FG for at least 3-5 days, there is no advantage to keeping in the fermenter.
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Yooper, you don't think that he might end up with a lot more yeast in the bottom of the keg by doing that? I do.

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Yea it's been around 1.011 for about a week. I assuming all that drops when I cold crash will be drawn out when I pour my first pint. Thanks for the fast response!

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Yooper, you don't think that he might end up with a lot more yeast in the bottom of the keg by doing that? I do.
No. If it's been three weeks already, not much more yeast is going to fall out magically in another week.
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As mentioned, you can transfer it to a keg for storage to free up your fermenter but for about $15 you can get another fermenter bucket and airlock and have two going at once. You could even blow $30 and have a third fermenter but I don't have any idea what you could ever want with 3.

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