cold conditioning - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > cold conditioning

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
nosmatt
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Bass Lake, Ca
Posts: 446
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



do you get the same conditioning properties once bottled @ room temps vs colder ?? (i.e. ~35*f)

ill splain... the last two batches i bottled after three weeks in primary.
cold crashed one for 4 days. now, after 2 weeks in bottle, both were not very good.

i put two sixers of one batch into a downstairs fridge to leave em for a while. will they continue to get better with the yeast out of suspension? am i just preserving the way it was?

fwiw, one was a 5.6% beer, and the other a 5.9% beer.
is it possible 3weeks primary, 4 weeks bottle is still too green?

did i ruin my batch!!!????!!!

ok, j/k on the last sentance. i have not seen that post in a few days.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
ifishsum
 
ifishsum's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Portland OR
Posts: 1,447
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


I'm not sure I completely understand what you did.

I do know that after bottling, the bottles should be kept at 70 degrees for 3 weeks. Check for carbonation and taste, if they still need more aging then keep them at room temp. Once they've reached their optimum conditioning, you can cellar or cool them if you want, and yes it will slow down the aging process considerably.

I doubt you ruined anything, but taking them out of the fridge and aging them at room temperature will go much faster. Cold aging (lagering) is usually measured in months rather than weeks.

I generally start drinking mine after 3 weeks at room temp. If I feel they need more conditioning then I just wait to rotate them into the beer fridge. All my batches are kept at room temperature until I'm ready to put them into drinking rotation.
__________________
"If you're gonna be an ape, be a hairy one" - Spyder

Primary 2: Edwort's Robust Porter
Secondary 1: LW Pale Ale
Secondary 1: Blackened Soul RIS
Kegged: Dead Guy Ale
Kegged: Rye Pale Ale
Kegged: Haus Pale Ale
Kegged: Nut Brown Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber
Kegged: Jock Scott Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
nosmatt
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Bass Lake, Ca
Posts: 446
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


yeah, i wanted to get rid of some chill haze with one of the brews, the one i cold crashed before bottling is commercial beer clear. i will cold crash everything now.


just was wondering if taste continues to improve even if kept in cold storage.

thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
ifishsum
 
ifishsum's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Portland OR
Posts: 1,447
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


I think I was confused because cold crashing is a term I usually see used for something done after fermentation, right before bottling or kegging.

And yes, chill haze does seem to mostly go away after 7-10 days in the fridge. I just usually don't put them there until I feel they're conditioned to where I want them because it does slow things down.
__________________
"If you're gonna be an ape, be a hairy one" - Spyder

Primary 2: Edwort's Robust Porter
Secondary 1: LW Pale Ale
Secondary 1: Blackened Soul RIS
Kegged: Dead Guy Ale
Kegged: Rye Pale Ale
Kegged: Haus Pale Ale
Kegged: Nut Brown Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber
Kegged: Jock Scott Ale
Kegged: Afrikan Amber

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 12:52 AM   #5
nosmatt
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Bass Lake, Ca
Posts: 446
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


wow.

see the new post!
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/cold...bottles-96002/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
enderwig
 
enderwig's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Dickinson Texas
Posts: 1,435
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


You're original post is a bit confusing, are you bottling then going straight to the fridge? Or are you allowing 3 weeks for carb/conditioning, then fridge?
__________________
Read the
Homebrewtalk Wiki!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 01:02 AM   #7
nosmatt
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Bass Lake, Ca
Posts: 446
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by enderwig View Post
You're original post is a bit confusing, are you bottling then going straight to the fridge? Or are you allowing 3 weeks for carb/conditioning, then fridge?
bottle.
3 weeks @ room temps.
to the freezer to cool.
nasty.


see my newer post though.
i going to pour anotheR!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 01:08 AM   #8
enderwig
 
enderwig's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Dickinson Texas
Posts: 1,435
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Just wait till you find one in the back of the fridge thats been there for a month or two! I try to put my carbed beers in the fridge for 2 weeks. (Helps to have an extra fridge)
__________________
Read the
Homebrewtalk Wiki!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 01:37 AM   #9
beerthirty
big beers turn my gears
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
beerthirty's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Podunk, VA. Not far from the NC line.
Posts: 2,589
Liked 33 Times on 14 Posts


Beer matures as it ages and tastes better. At the schedule you listed in your post, yes it is still green. I brew 10G at a time and the second keg always taste better than the first. Even when I used to bottle I had to wait a full eight weeks to get a really tasty beer. 5-6 weeks at room temp and 2 weeks in the fridge. Big beers take even longer. My Piraat clone is finally starting to taste great instead of ok and that was 6 weeks primary and 6 weeks conditioning. I sure wish I could leave it alone to see what it would taste like in another 3 months.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird View Post
"I've got a fever... and the only prescription is, MORE CARBOYS!"
primary- Tangerine Dream, SWMBO slayer,
serving- amber ale hop experiment #6, Roggenbier, apfelwine
planning- Cru?
conditioning- 9/9/09 barleywine
Drink water?... Never, fish fornicate in it.--- W.C. Fields
Most problems can be solved with the proper application of force.


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold conditioning tetrylone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-18-2009 12:23 PM
Cold conditioning GLWIII Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 10-29-2008 10:45 PM
cold conditioning BrewDey General Techniques 4 07-04-2007 04:06 AM
Keg Conditioning - Cold or not? cpbergie Bottling/Kegging 3 05-04-2007 05:25 PM
Cold conditioning D*Bo Mead Forum 1 08-04-2006 03:48 AM


Forum Jump