Cold crash after 2 weeks

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BNC04

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I have a raspberry ale that I made from a partial extract kit that has been in the primary for 2 weeks due to my traveling. I'd like to free up my primary fermenter and brew another batch of beer up before I hit the road again.

Typically I would xfer to the secondary and then rack to a keg after a week or two but I've read about cold crashing and I just happen to have room at the moment to do it to this batch.

Is there any benefit to racking into a carboy and then cold crashing for two weeks at 35 degrees or so?

I dont have another airlock but with cold crashing, do I need it in the carboy?

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Brettt
 

covered95

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Cold crashing can often help beer to clear, but I do not think it is a good replacement for some quality time in a secondary vessel.

Perhaps you could move it to secondary for a couple of weeks and then cold crash? Both are designed to help beer clarity and even with the cold crash their is still some junk that will hang out in suspension. A little longer in both wouldn't hurt. Good luck
 
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