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Old 07-15-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default Cold crash duration?

I put my fermenter full of brown ale (with S-04 yeast) in the fridge to cold crash on Friday. I'm not sure when I will find time to bottle it. How long can I let it sit in the fridge (@ +/- 42dF) before I have to worry about the yeast going totally dormant and unable to bottle carb/condition?

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Old 07-15-2009, 03:06 AM   #2
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I put my fermenter full of brown ale (with S-04 yeast) in the fridge to cold crash on Friday. I'm not sure when I will find time to bottle it. How long can I let it sit in the fridge (@ +/- 42dF) before I have to worry about the yeast going totally dormant and unable to bottle carb/condition?
I think they are "totally" dormant now. I mean, with a warm up and some sugar, they will wake up. If you are concerned about too much yeast settling out, dont be. If you are worried still, suck a little off the bottom as you rack to the bottle bucket.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:41 AM   #3
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+1 on the above.

You should be able to bottle it even one month from now, maybe two. Just be sure to get some yeast into your bottling bucket when you do.

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