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Old 08-27-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
Dec 2010
West Allis, WI
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First time I am crash cooling. I did the AG EdWort Haus Pale Ale. I fermented it at 72*F for 12 days, little warm. Finished at 1.012. I have it in primary in my chest freezer at 40*F.

Pale Ale should be about 2.5 volumes of Co2. I am confused on what I put for "beer temperature". Do you put 72*F or the current beer temp which is 40*F? This greatly affects the amount of corn sugar (priming sugar) I need to use.

I get about 4.6oz for 72*F and 2.8oz for 40*F, confused!

Any advice is appreciate,

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Old 08-27-2011, 03:24 AM   #2
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Use the temperature the beer is at when you bottle. The temperature affects the amount of retained CO2 is in the beer.

It's not perfect, and I have lots of questions about it, but while it was cooling, it was still creating CO2, until the yeast eventually went dormant, which stayed in solution.

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