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Old 12-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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I have areas in my yard with over 2 feet of snow so that is an option. My only problem is my carboy is wrapped in a Bills hoodie so my beer will probably suck anyways.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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Yeah,I mentioned earlier to cover it so it doesn't skunk. But that would double as a bit of wind chill insulation too.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #13
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I have areas in my yard with over 2 feet of snow so that is an option. My only problem is my carboy is wrapped in a Bills hoodie so my beer will probably suck anyways.
if you are using a carboy, and not a plastic bucket, don't do it.

the glass will break and you will lose your beer.


and, as a Cubs fan, I'm not going to comment on the Bills.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #14
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btw... two feet, already?
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Geez. We got some 8-10 inches a couple days ago with more coming down now. I rather think the glass is iffy in the snow,but not 100% sure.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:10 PM   #16
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Yea we got 14 inches last week on top of 2 we already had on the ground. 4 more this morning and when I snow blow the piles are 3-4 feet high. Should I bottle today or wait a few days? If I bottle today would it be INSANE to bring 2-3 very very green beers to the tailgate tomorrow. Since all my hydrometer samples were delicious would 16-hour old bottles of beer be the same thing with no carbonation?

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #17
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Also its 22 out. Could I cold crash in the garage for a day or two or is that too cold and will break the glass?

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Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #18
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my own opinion... i always wait a couple extra days before i bottle and give the beer time to clear.


my other opinion... is i NEVER take green beer out, especially with other folks... all it does is reduce the amount of beer you have to drink when it's ready... also, if it tastes bad (or perhaps "green") you will spend the next 2 weeks worrying about it.

just leave it be
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Also its 22 out. Could I cold crash in the garage for a day or two or is that too cold and will break the glass?

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it will break the glass... don't do it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #20
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Thanks men. Very helpful. I will give it a few more days.

 
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