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Old 05-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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i am confused on this subject, does cold crashing clear your beer, make it taste better, i am looking to start doing cold crashing but need a quick explanation on this subject.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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Cold crashing drops the yeast out of suspension clarifying it which also improves the taste to a small degree.

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i have a portor in the secondary for about 3 days now, how long would i cold crash it and could i do it in a sink with ice cubes in it, or do i have to have a separate refrigerator , also after it is cold crashed would i bottle/keg it right away

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usually cold crashing is done in a secondary (not always) and is 1-3 days long. That would be a lot of ice

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