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Old 06-05-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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Now that I've got a fridge and thermostat, I'm thinking about cold crashing an ale that I have in primary. I'm about ready to transfer to secondary and wonder should I cold crash now prior to racking to secondary. Or is it better to do it after it's in secondary?

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Cold crash in your secondary for 5 or so days before you bottle.

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I keg, and get good results after about 3 days. Then I force carb for another 4 days (at 40*) , and the worst case has been the first beer was a little cloudy.

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I ferment in buckets and cold crashing before racking to kegs not only drops the yeast, it keeps it packed in a chilled semi-solid mass on the bottom of the bucket, thus reducing the amount flowing through the spigot to the keg.

It also comes in handy when you can't get around to keg, so leaving it at 37 degrees for a few more days or a week does no harm.

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