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Old 09-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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What is considered the "standard" length of time for cold crashing?

I usually do it for three or four days, but is that too little or too much?


 
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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I don't think that it's a huge deal either way, but I've been crash cooling overnight, adding gelatin in the morning and waiting about 36 hours and racking to a keg. I've been getting commercial looking beer, for what that matter?

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:01 AM   #3
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It is temperature dependent...A day or two at 30 degrees and you will be gtg

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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double post...got screwed up sorry

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:36 AM   #5
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Good point, I do drop it to just below freezing

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:38 AM   #6
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It is temperature dependent...A day or two at 30 degrees and you will be gtg
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Temperature is more important than time. Which implies that the higher the temperature the more time you need.

For an ale if you can do a couple few days at -2 C you will have gotten everything you want. It doesn't hurt to continue storing it cold (though a 45 F serving temp is fine for that).

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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Is it possible to cold crash for too long?

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:42 AM   #8
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Yes. You start having to call it lagering or cold conditioning after about a week.
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