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Old 12-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Is it possible to get too cold, a keezer is atleast 32 I think. will the beer freeze?


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Old 12-28-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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You can store kegs down to 30 any lower and they will freeze.


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Old 12-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Since fermented beer contains alcohol, it's freezing point will be lower than water. How much lower depends on how much alcohol is in the beer. For most mid-range beers, you can assume they will freeze in the 29F range to be safe.


Here is the formula for the specifics:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/what...3/#post2039751

Keeping your beer in a keg at 32F is probably fine for any beer, and necessary for many... The process of lagering is exactly this (keeping it at 32-34F for a several weeks).
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If you do not have an external temperature control, a freezer will freeze your beer. If you used a refrigerator, you should be able to set it to 36-38F without an extra control.
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+1 to what david_42 said. Freezers are generally designed to maintain temps from -3F to +1F..


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