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Old 10-13-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Does anybody cold crash prior to moving from primary to secondary.. if so do you do it again from seconday to keg also?


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Old 10-13-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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It depends, I usually do this for lagers after diacetyl rest. What beer is it?


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Old 10-13-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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basic blonde ale.. its been in primary for three weeks
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I crash right from primary to bottling. Works wonders on the trub in bottles. You can give a beer to somebody without worrying about providing detailed instructions on pouring it.
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I crash right from primary to bottling. Works wonders on the trub in bottles. You can give a beer to somebody without worrying about providing detailed instructions on pouring it.
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I just did my first cold crash of the primary, then straight to a keg. Pouring nice and clear.
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I just did my first cold crash of the primary, then straight to a keg. Pouring nice and clear.
+2, for a basic blonde it should be great, providing it is done.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:13 PM   #7
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I crash right from primary to bottling. Works wonders on the trub in bottles. You can give a beer to somebody without worrying about providing detailed instructions on pouring it.
if I understand it correctly, you just take primary fermenter with yeast cake and all to some cool place?

for how long? and what are the temps of cold crashin - I have a bit nasty brew comming along, I think it would benefit from extra clearing.
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I just put the carboy in the fridge ~ 38F for a couple of days.
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Most people use their lagering cooler or a serving fridge, if you don't have such a place I don't know what you would use. The colder the better down to freezing, and for as long as it takes to get it as clear as you want.
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Most people use their lagering cooler or a serving fridge, if you don't have such a place I don't know what you would use. The colder the better down to freezing, and for as long as it takes to get it as clear as you want.
outised overnight will be ok? 28F at nights


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