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Old 03-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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This is a pale ale I am making. I have been dry hopping it for a week with Nelson Sauvon hops in pellet form. I have been on vacation all last week and when I got home this is what it looked like also the bottom of the lid was covered in condensation. While I was gone the temps in the house fluctuated from about 50-70 for the whole week. It had been fermenting for a week before I left and dry hopped it (15 days total). So am I good to go I got it cold crashing now to bottle it in a few days or should I take it out of the fridge and let it warm up thanks.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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Looks totally normal. I say cold crash and bottle.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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Sweet thanks I feel better now will report back in a few weeks as to how it it tastes.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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looks good to me. Now put the lid back on it!

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:54 AM   #5
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Thanks I hate having a white bucket I can't see what is going on but it is all I got to do two gallons oh well thanks for the help. It is now cold crashing to prepare it for bottling in a few days.

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Old 03-26-2012, 04:55 AM   #6
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Sorry for the noob question but what does cold crashing mean?

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Sorry for the noob question but what does cold crashing mean?
Lowering the temp to near-freezing for a day or two. Causes yeast, break materials, proteins, etc., to drop out of the beer, leaving you with clearer beer. Not necessary by any means, just helps with clearing.

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Yeah I have only cold crashed once before and didn't notice to much of a difference I am doing it now hoping the floating hop pieces will sink down.

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #9
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Try mixing up some clear pectin. (it's like clear jello). About half a cup or less. Should grab any particles and settle at the bottom. So. I've heard anyway

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #10
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I have thought of that but I have heard it can make carbonation take longer since it drops the yeast out as well. Not saying it won't carbonate just takes longer and I am not very patient . Will post pics on Wednesday when I bottle.

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