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Old 01-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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I'm brewing a pale ale and was wondering when I should cold crash it. Is it beneficial?if so, When, how cold and how long?

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Old 01-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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I'm brewing a pale ale and was wondering when I should cold crash it. Is it beneficial?if so, When, how cold and how long?
Sorry. Meant crash cool.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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cold crash right before you're ready to bottle or keg. I drop mine down below 40 when i cold crash. It'll clear the beer up. that's the main benefit. If you plan to bottle condition it'll still clear it up a little but it'll slow down the process big time. instead of 2 weeks bottle conditioning you'll be looking at a month to 6 weeks roughly

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How long if you plan on kegging? 2 or 3 days? Or longer?

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I crash it until its clear. Most of the time its a day or 2 depending on the yeast.

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