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Old 06-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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I wanna cold crash this:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/hows-look-327678/

My question is it was in primary for 16 days and has been in secondary for 6 days... i was planning on primary for 14 days and cold crashing for 3..... any input

thanks in advance

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Have you taken a FG reading and is it stable? If so, give it a taste. It gravity is stable and it tastes like beer, you are ready to cold crash.

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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yea its been around 1.014 for about 4 days

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:31 AM   #4
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Have you considered cold crashing after primary in the future and eliminate the extra transfer step to the secondary vessel? Just a thought.

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
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knew this was gonna turn into that debate.... i secondary always... just wondering on cold crashing

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Doesn't sound like a debate to me. He was just offering a thought.

Not sure what your question is...
Is it safe to cold crash? Seems like it.
Is 3 days good? Sure.
Do you need to cold crash? If it's clear, maybe not, but it doesn't hurt.

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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I cold crash everything. Just makes a more compact cake and easier transfer of clear beer. I generally can't wait much beyond 24-48 hours before racking. You can certainly wait longer.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #8
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Will cold crashing prevent sugar priming? Thought I heard somewhere that you have to force carb in a keg if you go this route, but right now I'm only set up to bottle.

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:37 PM   #9
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No, there will still be enough yeast in suspension to prime. It's only if you cold condition (aka lager) for a few months that you have to re-yeast.

 
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