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Old 10-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Cold crash outside?

I don't have a keezer, but I had an idea for a cold crash. I am bottling tomorrow. It is supposed to be in the 40's overnight tonight. Is it a good idea to put the carboy outside overnight to clear the beer before bottling tomorrow?

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Should be fine as long as you have an airlock.

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. So here is my plan. I am going to put it in a cooler / swamp cooler overnight outside to get it cool. In the morning, I will bring it in and throw a bunch of ice it to keep it cool.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:42 AM   #4
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Just thought I would close the loop on my own thread. This worked great. After about 24 hours on ice at 38° - 40°, the beer was very clear. I would call this experiment a success.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:51 AM   #5
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Good work. Way to use your natural environment to your advantage!

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In the winter I use my closed in front porch as a walk in refrigerator. Works great for food and cold crashing.

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im doing this, this week. i plan to bottle on the 18th. i think the temps should be around 35.

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In the winter I use my closed in front porch as a walk in refrigerator. Works great for food and cold crashing.
good idea
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Thanks for reminidng me of my own advice. I plan to try this again on Friday so I can bottle on Sunday.

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If its completely outside instead of in a screened-in porch or something, put a garbage can or tote or something over it. Curious raccoons, etc. or other mindless wildlife (like teenagers) might mess your beer up.

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