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Old 07-08-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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i have my first brew in the primary now. it will be 2 weeks on friday.

i was gonna just leave it in there for the 3 week and not use a secondary.

i have a fridge that runs at about 55...

should i put it in there for the next week and a half to help clear it out?

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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55 is not very cool for a fridge, but it will help.

I drop mine to 37 degrees for a few days before kegging.

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55 is not very cool for a fridge, but it will help.

I drop mine to 37 degrees for a few days before kegging.
i will go all the way down... but the highest it goes is about 55...

so what should i put it at?
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I sure miss the winter months when the basement is a nice steady 34!

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i will go all the way down... but the highest it goes is about 55...

so what should i put it at?
Just put it at the middle setting, put your beer in there for a few days and you will be fine.
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This is something I have considered doing, but since I don't keg (still bottle) will cold crashing impact the yeast enough to keep from getting good carbonation? Im trying to keep my roggenbier in the mid to low 60s to help it clear a bit. Its quite opaque right now. WB-06 is taking its time flocculating.

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This is something I have considered doing, but since I don't keg (still bottle) will cold crashing impact the yeast enough to keep from getting good carbonation? Im trying to keep my roggenbier in the mid to low 60s to help it clear a bit. Its quite opaque right now. WB-06 is taking its time flocculating.
It'll put your yeast to sleep but it won't kill them. You should be fine.
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This is something I have considered doing, but since I don't keg (still bottle) will cold crashing impact the yeast enough to keep from getting good carbonation?
No worries!
You'll have to wait a LONG TIME for enough yeast to drop out to prevent carbonation.
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