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Old 02-16-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Raspberry Cream Ale - cold crashing - kegging

I am planning on making a raspberry cream ale & have a question that i have not really found an answer for in searching.

I am planning on adding fresh raspberries (boiled obviously) rather than extract to impart the flavor, i have read threads stating that its prefectly acceptable & will yield good results if i add them to the primary after fermentation has finished. Obviously this will start a second fermentation & and alcohol to the final product.

Heres my question, if i cold crash (for a few days, week?) after primary fermentation & then add the raspberries, will the yeast reactivate or will the cold crashing prevent them from doing so? Is there a specific amount of time i should cold crash to acheive that?

Please keep in mind i will be kegging & force carbing so i dont care if there is no active yeast for carbing.

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Cold crashing before adding the fruit would be a waste of time IMHO, if you want to cold crash to get the yeast to settle out then do that after the fuit has done its thing with the yeasties.

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:47 PM   #3
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Cold crashing will not kill the yeast, only precipitate out the inactive yeast. When you add the raspberries, there will still be enough yeast to renew the ferment.

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