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Old 04-03-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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I dry hopped an IPA for the second time this past weekend and I plan to bottle this weekend. The IPA has been in secondary for 2-3 weeks (I think 3).

Would it be ok for me to put the carboy in a cold room (40-50 degrees) Thursday or Friday to clear it up? Or just let it sit as is, and hope it clears.


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Old 04-03-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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You can definitely rack by this point.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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You can definitely cold crash if you are looking for a clearer beer. I always try to cold crash my IPA's in the fridge for a couple days before bottling. No issues whatsoever.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Well you're in the beginners brewing section so I imagine this is an Extract beer?

No need to cold crash...especially if you racked to secondary. Avoid agitation of the secondary and rack carefully... you'll be fine.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Cloudy IPA's give you more health benefits from the hops!
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