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Old 02-03-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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OK, so for my first batch, I let it ride in primary 20 days and then bottled (sg had been stable over a week).

Now, my 2nd batch is in the carboy, an all greain Belgian Dubbel (recipe from the Jamil Show). Started at 1073, and after 9 days was at 1012, where it remains today, 15 days into fermentation.

I ramped temp up in the 2nd week to 74F and have held it there for the last 4-5 days.

I want to cold-condition prior to bottling on this, so I am thinking of moving it to the fridge for the next week or 2 to clear up, then bottling and storing 3-4 weeks warm in bottles.

I've heard about the "3 week rule" allowing yeast to "clean up", and I know that 34F will drastically slow any yeast behavior.

Basically, my question is: is additional warm storage, IN THE CARBOY, going to do anything different than getting it cold crashed an into bottles to age?


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Old 02-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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If it has been stable And your sample tasted fine then go ahead and cold crash for a few days and bottle it. There is no need to cold condition it for weeks IMO

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There is no need to cold condition it for weeks IMO
That's more just timing... I put in the fridge last night, carboy has only dropped to 50F or so today, hopefully be chilled to fridge temps by this evening - but then I am out of town for work, so it will probably be a week before I get to bottle.
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Since it's been at FG for 6 days,it should've cleaned up & settled out pretty good already. Providing it wasn't a low flocculation yeast.
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