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Old 01-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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My keezer lost power and restarted without the digital temp sensor..that led to an overnight 20 degree freezer with my lager in secondary in it!! Now the whole carboy is almost frozen. What should I do it still has a two weeks left before bottling?


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Old 01-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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i have never done a lager but i would say you best bet is to let it defrost warm up to pitch temp and repitch and prey to Ninkasi (goddess of beer and brewing)


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Old 01-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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any other ideas besides repitching?? or should i just keg it and force carbonate it early?
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #4
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I have a Kolsch that froze this winter; I let it thaw and instead of bottling kegged it. It was amazingly clear and quite tasty. I just let it finish at normal temps after it thawed (I had it at about 45).
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:50 PM   #5
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If fermentation was finished, the yeast have done most to their work. I would consider letting it thaw, and then force-carbing it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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yup i think im gonna keg it tuesday after it thaws and settles. now to figure out why my digital thermometer bypassed power.. i tried to hook directly to the compressor and that might have been my downfall


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