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Old 01-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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I think the title says it all. Should I cold crash prior to bottling with a Mr Beer kit? I was thinking the night before bottling tossing it in the fridge and then bottling the next afternoon. Anyone have any thoughts one way or the other on that one?

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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I wouldn't. If it's ready, bottle at the temp it's at.

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Nah it's Mr. Beer. Just follow the directions and you can't go wrong. First beer I ever did was a Mr. Beer. Not to bad a beer either.

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It's my first batch, I already had to alter the recipe as is. The booster pack was torn when I opened the kit. So I went to my LHBS and got a pound of light dme to replace it. I am finding it difficult not to buy a full setup, but the wife is helping with the restraint... I want to brew another batch!!!!

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Your resolve is strong now, but you cannot resist the force forever!
I went from Mr. Beer (mostly bad experiences because of "bargin" old brews/yeasts.), to Coopers kits, to kits from AHS, to my first non kit recipe (Bee Cave Pale Ale). It just keeps getting better and better. I have two brews fermenting right now, staggered bottling days. When I've had both fermenters empty, I started to feel a little anxious... I've tried more types of beers since I started brewing than I can list off the top of my head.

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So I pulled some into a shot glass and it's definitely a bit cloudy. So my questions are: if I leave it an additional week will it get clearer? Or does the spigot at the bottom mean I will always pull a haze in a sample? Can I pop ye olde Mr B in the fridge overnight to drop some of the yeast out of suspension? I plan on carbing/conditioning for 2 weeks.

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So I pulled some into a shot glass and it's definitely a bit cloudy. So my questions are: if I leave it an additional week will it get clearer? Or does the spigot at the bottom mean I will always pull a haze in a sample? Can I pop ye olde Mr B in the fridge overnight to drop some of the yeast out of suspension? I plan on carbing/conditioning for 2 weeks.
It will clear in the bottles after you're done carbing/conditioning. I find a couple weeks in the cellar gets the beer nice and clear.
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I personally have cold crashed my Mr Beer keg and it cleared it up drastically after 24 hours before I bottled. You will get answers either way I bet and it really comes to personal preference. If you aren't transfering to a bottling bucket to batch prime, it really helps to keep the trub in the keg and out of your bottles.

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