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Old 06-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Cold Crash Length ?

Hi All,

New member here as of today! Been lurking for months however

I would like to know how many days I should cold crash a hefeweizen before kegging. I am not looking for total clarity of the beer, but want as much as possible to drop out of the beer. Thanks for your help.

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Old 06-07-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
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Hefes are supposed to be cloudy...the yeast gives it character. But, 2 days is standard with ales...i'd keep it cloudy...


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Old 06-07-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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With ales I'll so anywhere from 3 to 8 days at 38 and haven't had problems with bottling. Since your kegging, more will drop out while you're serving, so 2 days should be good
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:13 AM   #4
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Kinda depends on where it was before you started cold crashing? Was it 1 week old and a yeasty mess...or three weeks old and relatively clear?
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1 week old. FG reached.
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The length of time doesn't matter nearly as much as the temp. I usually bring mine down to about 31* for 2-3 days. Don't worry it won't freeze.
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Ok, cool. That's exactly what I did----- 3 days at 31-33* then kegged it today.

Thanks for the advice !!

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Should I cold crash in the fermentor? It sounds like I should.
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Yeah go ahead and crash in whatever you have it in.
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I cold crashed in the primary. One less step than going to 2ndary.


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