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Old 02-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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I know the answer is probably indefinitely but I forgot about a beer I cold crashed almost 2 months ago. Will I see any negative impact for not getting it carbonating sooner?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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Should be fine, drag your syphon across the bottom to pick up some yeast when you transfer the beer for the "carbonating" phase.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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Cold crashing for a longer length of time is just similar to lagering your beer. You should be fine for up to three months or so, or until autolysis sets in.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #4
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How the hell do you forget about a beer you made?

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:02 AM   #5
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How the hell do you forget about a beer you made?
I made 6 gallons and pulled 1 gallon aside to try out a different yeast. I forgot about the 1 gallon.
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