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Old 12-03-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Default What happens if your brew gets too cold during fermentation?

I have a deep freezer that I'm using as a fermentation chamber. I want to start kegging my beer but I dont want to buy another freezer and temp controller for a keezer. If I had a couple ales fermenting, would it hurt them if I dropped the temperature to keezer temperatures for the night then switch it back to fermentation temps?

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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If it is below the temp that the yeast goes dormant, you will halt fermentation.

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Is that bad? I know it would take longer but would it noticeably effect taste/quality? Over a 24 hour period

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Your beer wont ferment...if the yeast is asleep then it won't be doing the job you want it to....

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How long have they been fermenting?

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Is there an amount of time that would make it okay?

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if your past the rigorous portion of the fermentation process then ramping up the temp would be fine (bring it in the house).

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