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Old 11-27-2007, 10:41 PM   #1
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I am currently cold conditioning my California Common at about 40 degrees.
Does anyone see any issue with this?


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Old 11-27-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Yes...A nice clear beer.

Let er chill.


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Old 11-27-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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Sounds great! give it a week or so and have fun.
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BierMuncher, I shouldn't worry about yeast dying off and causing off tastes?
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BierMuncher, I shouldn't worry about yeast dying off and causing off tastes?
No..not if your beer finished fermenting in the primary.

Cooler temps will help the yeast to fall out and settle in the conditioning tank. Was you beer done fermenting?
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to the best that I could tell... i guess we will find out won't we!
Thanks for the advice.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:29 PM   #7
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did you use a hydrometer? or did you guess that it was done?

Can you guess which of the above is the right way to tell?

it'll be fine. it takes yeast quite some time to die off and produce funky flavors (autolysis)
and the cooler temps will slow that process down further.
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i got lazy and decided on the latter.
I waited about 3 weeks, the krausen had fallen, so i thought i would be
in the clear. how much longer should i keep it in the fridge, it has been about 1 week so far.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:37 AM   #9
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does cold conditioning effect carbonation if carbing in the bottle?
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:38 PM   #10
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Chello, to the best of my knowledge, cold conditioning just affects the clearing of the beer and not carbonation. but someone else maybe able to answer that better


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