Originally Posted by FSR402
the colder it is the faster it will clear, the warmer it is the faster it will "age".
So it depends on what you are going for.
I only use a clearing tank if I'm dry hopping or putting it on something like oak or friut or what ever. So I leave it at ferment temps. Which for me is 63-68*. Then I crash cool (35*) for 4 days and then keg and carb.
What does crash cooling do for you? I have a batch of dark ale that I made from extracts. I will going out to sea for 7 months and I'd like to take part in some before I go.
I fermented it for 7 seven days in the primary. It has been in the secondary for 4 days and I leave in 20 days. So if you got some secret squirrel stuff going on I'd like to know about it.