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Old 09-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Cold secondary- have I killed the yeast

Hi guys,

I'm making a Coopers Wheat Beer with 3lbs of LME (instead of dextrose) and was just wondering if you can ruin your beer by using a secondary that's "too cold". I noticed one day that wort temp was a little high, so I froze two 2 litre bottles of water and placed them against my carboy and then wrapped everything in towels and blankets overnight. Wort temp plummeted to about 60 degrees overnight. If I let the temp climb back up to the 70's and then bottle it, will it carb?

Primary: Brewhouse Prairie Wheat
Secondary: Apfelwein
Bottle Conditioning: Nothing
Drinking: Prairie Wheat, American Cream Ale
Gone but not forgotten: American Lager

Planning: Winterfest Pumpkin Ale, Oberdorfer Weissbier Clone
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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You're perfectly fine. I've cold crashed batches down to 38° before bottling, and they still carb up great.

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