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Old 12-11-2013, 03:42 AM   #31
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Ok what is the point of cold crashing I'm new to brewing so trying to learn is this done when bout ready to keg.


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Old 12-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #32
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I only use the foil because I got suck back on two straight beers. One when lagering and one with just a cold crash. And while star san in beer is no biggie...I'll pass. I do smaller batches so I have less thermal mass and probably drop the temp quicker than 5 gallons or bigger. I bet the larger the batch size the less likely it is for suck back.


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Old 12-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #33
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I'd try looking under the cushion of the couch. You're definitely missing something.
I looked under the couch but didnt find anything there! So please enlighten me as to what i am looking for as it will aid me in the search!
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #34
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Ok what is the point of cold crashing I'm new to brewing so trying to learn is this done when bout ready to keg.
Crashing helps to clear the beer of "some" of the yeast and other bi-products still in suspension. Drops the heavier particulates to the bottom. It also compacts the yeast cake and makes it a little easier to rack off.

I find that I get considerably less sediment in my bottles than those beers that I don't crash.

I just crashed my most recent two batches outside. Our recent cold spell had us at about 32 overnight and 50 during the day. I bottled them yesterday after sitting on my patio for 3-4 days.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #35
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Thanks for the info.... lucky you we have been in the negatives here recently and highs in the teens


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