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Old 01-21-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right section or not...but anyway. What temperature should I try to maintain for cold crashing my beer? What temperature is TOO cold? How long do I need to crash it for? Will there still be enough yeast to carbonate once it's been crashed?


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Old 01-21-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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I cold crash around 34 because that's what my lager fridge stays at. They'll be plenty of yeast to carbonate with. Cold crashing just helps compact the sediment that's already dropped out. It will drop a little bit of the yeast out, but not enough to cause any problems.

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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When the beer freezes its too cold . 30-34° is where I do mine

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32 degrees. BTW, it is worth it. My beer comes out crystal clear even without clarifiers.

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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I also had a cold crashing question hope you don't mind if I add it here. What kind of airlock do you like to use? Since it wants to pull air in as it cools down what is the best way to keep possible contaminates out but also let air in so my better bottle does not want to suck in air as I'm taking the lid off to put the racking cane in. Thanks

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