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Old 05-02-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
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Just pulled the carboy out of the cooler to bottle and the beer is slushy. Now I gotta wait for it to warm back up.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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no you don't. bottle it as is. look up eisboc and freeze concentration. might be cool in your situation.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:59 AM   #3
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yeah, fishing the ice out could give you a nicely concentrated beer.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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I'd let it warm up then cold crash again. I'm not in to freeze concentration by accident.
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And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:28 AM   #5
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I'd let it warm up then cold crash again. I'm not in to freeze concentration by accident.
It was not nearly as bad as it looked.. a small "band" of slush toward the middle of the carboy. I let it set a short time and bottled. No slush left behind. sample tasted good.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:14 AM   #6
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I'd let it warm up then cold crash again. I'm not in to freeze concentration by accident.
From what I understand freeze distilling is distilling which is illegal without proper permits whatever so technically illegal. Just keep it on the dl. Like I said whatever.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:32 AM   #7
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From what I understand freeze distilling is distilling ....
Nope. Freeze distilling is a misnomer, the process is in no way related to distilliaton. It is freeze concentrating and is allowed under the current laws.

Did you really make a forum account to post that?

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:55 PM   #8
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeze_...olic_beverages

from what I understand misnomers have never stopped the law either. And that just happened to be my first post.

 
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:31 PM   #9
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Wiki FTW! Freeze fractionation is not equivalent to distillation.

This topic has been discussed here and here. You may find the Basic Brewing Podcast on this topic enlightening.

 
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:47 PM   #10
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Distillation by its very definition means separating a solution into parts based on the boiling points of each component, then collecting the vapors.

This means "Freeze distillation" is impossible since you cannot freeze something yet still get a vapor to collect. However, don't go advertising you are practicing it because the Tax Man likely doesn't remember much from his chemistry class in college.

 
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