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Old 06-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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I'm cold crashing a True Blue Canadian Ale kit before bottling. I've stuck fermenters in the garage during the winter overnight and drop down to about 50F but haven't cold crashed in a fridge yet. I have a modified soda machine that my fermenter fits into. Whats a good cold crash temp and for how long? I keep this machine cold... just above freezing. I don't want to damage the yeasts left as I'm going to be bottle conditioning. I plan on Bottling on Sunday and I just put it in the machine Friday morning.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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I'm cold crashing a True Blue Canadian Ale kit before bottling. I've stuck fermenters in the garage during the winter overnight and drop down to about 50F but haven't cold crashed in a fridge yet. I have a modified soda machine that my fermenter fits into. Whats a good cold crash temp and for how long? I keep this machine cold... just above freezing. I don't want to damage the yeasts left as I'm going to be bottle conditioning. I plan on Bottling on Sunday and I just put it in the machine Friday morning.
I cold crash for a week @ about 40, but I keg and don't need to worry about dropping out too much of the yeast

I know with a true Lager sometimes you have to add yeast into the brew before you bottle because too much of it will have dropped out to be able to bottle carbonate

I could see the same thing happening with Ale yeast

Sorry, I know that doesn't help
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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I do mine at about 40 deg. for a week and my ales carb up fine.
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