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Old 12-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #11
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Recently started this process. Cold crashed 2 beers, then kegged with geletin.

In 11 years of brewing, these were the first 2 truely clear beers I've ever made.

I'm sold, and this will be standard practice from this point forward.... so... I guess what I'm saying to the OP is a big fat.... YES.

I set my temp controller to 35 degrees and left the beer in the freezer at that temp for 5 days. i then racked to keg with geletin.

From now on, I'm going to rack to secondary, add geletin, then cold crash in the carboy (secondary) for about 5 days. I'll then bottle or keg at that point.

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Old 12-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #12
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Mine go in the spare fridge for 3-4 days then bottled, it helps a bunch I think.
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When you all cold crash do you keep the airlock in the carboy? I hear that during the cold crash process the sanitizer in the air lock gets sucked into your beer.

There are those who use a piece of foil to replace the air lock when cold crashing. What do you guys do?

 
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #14
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If you're using an S-type airlock you're fine as it will simply bubble the other direction. If it's a 3 piece airlock then you'll suck back.
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When you all cold crash do you keep the airlock in the carboy? I hear that during the cold crash process the sanitizer in the air lock gets sucked into your beer.

There are those who use a piece of foil to replace the air lock when cold crashing. What do you guys do?
When I cold crash, I just take the airlock out and leave the vessel open. Worked already several hundred times.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:41 PM   #16
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When I cold crash, I just take the airlock out and leave the vessel open. Worked already several hundred times.
Not worried about oxidation?

 
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Not worried about oxidation?
Not at all. Never had a problem with it one time.
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I do the foil technique.

Just pull out your airlock and cover the top of the carboy with sanitized foil (I just wipe it down with vodka before wrapping the carboy).

It's worked great for me many times over, and never had any issues. Only very clear beer.

I usually secure it with a rubberband, but I'm not really sure why...it's not like it's gonna go anywhere

 
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I do the foil technique.

Just pull out your airlock and cover the top of the carboy with sanitized foil (I just wipe it down with vodka before wrapping the carboy).

It's worked great for me many times over, and never had any issues. Only very clear beer.

I usually secure it with a rubberband, but I'm not really sure why...it's not like it's gonna go anywhere
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:06 PM   #20
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If 45 for two days pushes your equipment limits, I wouldn't bother.

 
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