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Old 05-17-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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What is it? I have heard a lot of different definitions . So what is it and why do you do it and what are the benefits vs. Not cold crashing.


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Old 05-17-2012, 03:29 AM   #2
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It's to drop the yeast and whatever else is in suspension. Basically to clear the beer. You can the rack to secondary or bottle/keg.


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Old 05-17-2012, 03:54 AM   #3
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How is it done? And when?
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:03 AM   #4
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From what little I know you just put the carboy or whatever in the fridge like 3 days before bottling and let everything clear out/fall to the bottom. I had some problems with my last brew during cold crashing, just make sure that you don't have suck-back.

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Do you still have enough yeast after to carb your beer?
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
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yes, you will have enough yeasties to carb your beer. It might take a couple days more, but everything works out.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #7
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What temp is/should be used? Is there a temp that is too cold?
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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When I know fermentation is done and I've let my fermenter sit for however long I want it to go for, I put it into my keezer. It sits around 40 degrees and I let it sit for 3 days. Some people go longer, some go shorter. It's whatever you feel like doing really. Cold crashing, you really can't screw up unless you get it too cold and freeze your beer. This is just from my own experience though.
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Well how are you supposed to stop suck back?


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