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BrewerE

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I intend to bottle a 5 gallon batch of Pale Ale tomorrow.
Will I get any benefit from cold crashing tonight?
I would have to do it outside where it is 33* right now and is supposed to get to 27-28.
Would I have to worry about freezing?
Worth it or not?
 

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No worries about freezing. That volume of liquid will take a long time to cool to freezing temps. (I assume it is at least a 5 gallon batch). You will probably see at least a small benefit from the cold crash. Often a difference of even just 10 degrees or so will cause some sediment & yeast to fall out.
 

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While that volume may not freeze I will venture a guess and say it would become slushy over night in those temps.

If you have a garage put it there or donut outside when you can monitor it
 
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