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Old 05-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hi

I am receiving a visit in 2 days and I have to move the beer(fermentor) which has been already 4 weeks in the fermentor. Could I move the fermentor for a week to a colder place and then put it into bottles after that week or that change for a week to a colder place could affect the beer?



 
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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If it's been in the fermenter 4 weeks already, fermentation should be virtually done and what's happening now is just conditioning. So a minor change in temperature for a week isn't going to hurt anything. But I'd like to know how much cooler you are talking about. Are we talking a few degrees C, or more like 20C to 5C?


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Old 05-29-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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Shouldn't cause any issues. Except maybe clearer beer...

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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I am not sure but probably 20 to 10 or so....

 
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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I don't think that'll hurt anything at all. It will basically give you the equivalent of a cold crash which will result in clearer beer as smokinj said.


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