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Old 07-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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What all does cold crashing involve and do. And can I cold crash if I intend to bottle condition.



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Old 07-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Cold crash just means dramatically and quickly reducing the temperature in the fermenter so as to help drop out suspended yeast and other stuff, in order to clarify the beer. I usually drop the temp to around mid 30's and leave it there for 5-7 days, then rack off of the trub while the beer is still quite cold so as to leave all the gunk behind. I have never had a problem bottle conditioning after a cold crash.



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Old 07-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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So no problem carbonating ? Ok so just priming sugar no additional yeast. ? And you cold crash in primary at end of fermentation ? Or can ido it after I rack to secondary

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So no problem carbonating ?
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Ok so just priming sugar no additional yeast?
Just priming sugar. Base the amount on the highest temperature your beer rested at after primary fermentation ended.

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And you cold crash in primary at end of fermentation ? Or can ido it after I rack to secondary
Either or both. Depends on how obsessive you are.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Just priming sugar. Base the amount on the highest temperature your beer rested at after primary fermentation ended.

Either or both. Depends on how obsessive you are.
Sounds great have a pale ale fermenting will be cold crashing after it's been in secondary for a week or two. Thank all

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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I have had good results without that long in the cold. When it's winter but mild out, I'll leave a bucket on the porch overnight (so long as it isn't freezing) and that will usually help clear things up. Long may be better, but even what I've done has helped.



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