New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Should I cold crash my beer for 40 hours?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
LAbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 112
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Should I cold crash my beer for 40 hours?

I need the slurry in my carboy of Arrogant Bastard clone so that I can transfer a stalled brown ale into it and free up the brown ale bucket for a batch on Sunday. The problem is that the AB batch is only on day 5. It reached it's terminal gravity of 1.018 on day 4 and tasted great. I know people here frown on this, but is there really any reason not to cold crash it starting tonight (day 5) and then transferring to a keg on Sunday morning (~40 hours total)?



__________________
LAbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
terrapinj
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
terrapinj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 2,412
Liked 167 Times on 124 Posts
Likes Given: 530

Default

even though you may have reached terminal gravity the yeast are usually still working after active fermentation to clean up some of the byproducts of fermentation. when you use proper pitch rates, controlled ferm temps etc you can usually reduce the total time needed on the yeast cake but IMO 5days is prob a bit too short, esp since the AB clone isn't very low OG (presumably)



__________________
terrapinj is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
Nightshade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,394
Liked 185 Times on 142 Posts
Likes Given: 199

Default

I would give it a few days at rest to clean itself up a bit (4-6 days is fine) then chill it (I hate the term crash)

__________________
Nightshade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
LAbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 112
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The Arrogant Bastard clone does have a bit of an alcohol taste and a lack of the usual AB bitterness bite. So maybe I'll let it hang out on the hops/ yeast and use my finished centennial blond yeast cake instead for this. The AB took off like a rocket though, so that's why I wanted to use it for restarting the stalled batch in the first place.

__________________
LAbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold Crash with Mr Beer? Draken Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 01-16-2012 04:07 PM
Must brew be *kept* cold after cold crash? sensibull Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-05-2010 07:18 PM
how long will it take for beer to carbonate if you cold crash? boss429 Fermentation & Yeast 4 09-21-2010 01:25 PM
Warming beer after cold crash Hurls Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-27-2009 02:20 AM