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Old 04-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
Oct 2012
Vienna, VA
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Sorry, think I posted this to wrong thread before. This, I think, is where it should be.

Need some help here, I did a search and still am a little confused. I brewed Racer 5 clone and had it in primary for about 2.5 weeks, then used pellets in a mesh bag in a secondary to which I racked the beer. Has now been sitting for about 7 days and I want to cold crash then keg.

Was thinkinig to do the following:

1. Rack to another carboy leaving the hops and bag behind (bag now floating on top of beer), then cold crash


2. Pull out the bag somehow then cold crash, seems like this would be less sanitary somehow and would also sqeeze all the hop gunk into beer as I pulled it out.

Any thoughts/suggestions on above.

Any help really appreciated.


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Old 04-29-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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If you rack over you should have very little sediment left, but if you are going to have to rack anyway, you may as well do that first before you do anything else. So my vote is option 1.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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How about option 3) Cold crash and then rack into a keg/bottling bucket.

You really don't need to pull the bag or rack again. It's easy enough to just siphon from the side.

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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It all sounds a bit early for most beers, but I guess for a hoppy one early is better. I would forego cold crashing myself.

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