Is it OK to interrupt lagering?

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Varroa

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Hey Guys, I have bock that is happily lagering away (on week 4 now) in my one and only fermentation fridge. There is room for only 1 carboy in the fridge and I have a Belgium blonde that needs to be cold crashed in about 2 weeks. Would it be ok to pull the bock out of the fridge for a few days so I can cold crash the Belgium or would that be a bad idea?
 

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Generally speaking it's a good idea to minimize temperature swings, but taking the beer out of the fridge early isn't going to ruin it. All brewers have to make compromises!
 
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Ok then if I were to cold crash outside right now (-10c +/- 5c) would that be too cold? I am assuming it is.
 

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How about in a back stairwell. somewhere that is between the heated space and the great outdoors
 
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All i have is the spare room downstairs that is at +12c right now which is too warm. I works well for fermentation but is too warm for cold crashing/lagering. Thanks for the help.
 
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