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Old 02-21-2014, 03:13 PM   #1
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Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on cold crashing here.

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Cold crashing after primary then move to secondary?

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Cold crashing after secondary?

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Cold crashing after both primary and secondary?

These were the 3 conditions Iv'e been contemplating... I've only used the cold crash method 1 time and it was after a beer I fermented completely in the primary, dry hopped for a week and then cold crashed.

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#4 cold crash in primary and rack to a keg

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That's exactly what I did for that last batch.
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#2 if dry hopping, wood aging, or fruit additions. Otherwise it's #4.

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Cold crashing precipitates the cold haze proteins, so you only have to do it once. Whether you do it in your primary fermenter, or a bright tank (trying to move away from the term 'secondary fermenter') is totally up to you, but in either container, do it about 1 week before you are ready to bottle.

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Cold crashing precipitates the cold haze proteins, so you only have to do it once. Whether you do it in your primary fermenter, or a bright tank (trying to move away from the term 'secondary fermenter') is totally up to you, but in either container, do it about 1 week before you are ready to bottle.
Thats what I thought thanks for all of the input!

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