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Old 09-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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When i transfer to secondary around how much time do i have until the yeast settles out, to the point of not carbing when bottled?


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When i transfer to secondary around how much time do i have until the yeast settles out, to the point of not carbing when bottled?
A Long Time (TM). Unless you filter your beer, you will have yeast in suspension. Even crystal clear looking homebrew has yeast floating around in it.
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NEVER! MUUAAHHHAHAHA! sorry about the diabolical laugh, but it really does take a LONG time for ALL the yeast to settle out of solution. I've heard people say that you can cold crash 2 or even 3 times, and still have enough yeast in solution to carbonate in the bottle. I can't speak to the validity of this since I've never cold crashed, but I'd be tempted to say that there will always be yeast in solution...forever and always.
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