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Old 02-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default How cold is too cold (to cold crash)?

So I have a beer lagering at 33F, and need to cold crash an English Bitter. Is it safe to cold crash it at 33F for a few days? Too cold?

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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So I have a beer lagering at 33F, and need to cold crash an English Bitter. Is it safe to cold crash it at 33F for a few days? Too cold?

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Its safe if temps don't drop lower
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32-35F is the standard range most commercial breweries use

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Just to clarify something I should have mentioned. I need enough yeast left to bottle carbonate...

And the 33F is extremely stable. I've had my lager in it for nearly two months with no variance in temp.

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Just to clarify something I should have mentioned. I need enough yeast left to bottle carbonate...

And the 33F is extremely stable. I've had my lager in it for nearly two months with no variance in temp.
You will inevitably transfer enough yeast to bottle condition. I purposely stick the siphon down into the bottom layer just to make sure. This doesn't defeat the purpose of cold crashing.
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Thanks Jim. I'm a bit of a worrier when it comes to by beer, so I appreciate the reassurance.

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No problem. Happy crashing!

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