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Old 10-12-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hey folks.

Last weekend I brewed up my pumpkin ale. I have a couple of questions prior to bottling, and I hope someone wiser than I can help me.
  1. If I cold crash, will I lose the pumpkin spices I added to the brew?
  2. Will cold crashing lose too much yeast to bottle condition?

To help clarify this beer of particulate I was planning on moving to my secondary after 14 days, for an additional week prior to bottling.

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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cold crashing shouldn't effect the spices at all since their flavor is equally infused into all of the brew. As far as bottle conditioning you will be fine - it may just take an extra few days to let the yeast get active again. Personally I bottle, let them condition for 3 weeks then cold condition in the bottle and get perfectly clear beers.


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I leave mine in covered boxes for 3-5 weeks or more,depending on whether they're average gravity,or a little more. Then 2 weeks in the fridge if I can leave them that long. At least one week. But they're clear when I go to put them in the fridge to start with. They come out the same way,no chill haze.
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Before you bottle taste the beer. If you think it needs some more spice flavor boil it with you priming sugar. Three weeks to bottle condition and a week in frige and will be good to go.
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I took a sample for FG last night, finished at 1.011. Will add a little more spice to the water for the priming sugar, as it does seem like it could use more. I'll let the bottles condition for 4 weeks at 70F, and a week or two in the fridge. I've had carbonation issues with only 3 weeks.

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