Looks good. I skipped bottling almost altogether for kegging. I am not positive but the cold crash may hurt you in bottle conditioning. They will probably still carb but may take a good while. You could crash it and then add a very small amount of dry yeast afterwards to ensure carbonation, a la Sierra Nevada. I am almost positive they sterile filter instead of a simple cold crash though.KurtisCummings said:see photos attached of a cream ale i just transferred to secondary (probably not necessary)... after it spends 3-5 days in secondary I intend to cold crash it for 48-72 hrs prior to bottling
I have a strainer funnel. Not a bad idea using it in the aeration process.Voodoo_Child said:I picked up a funnel with a strainer at my LHBS and it works great. I siphon into it after chilling/whirlpooling with a spoon. It strains as well as aerates the wort on the way into the carboy. I get a good 4 inches of foam, then I shake it some more. What it doesn't catch either settles out or doesn't make it to the bottling bucket bucket, I siphon through a paint strainer bag going into the bucket. Cheers.
Aeration is another benefit of the fine-screen strainer when pouring wort into the primary fermenter. Since I do not have a ball valve on my brew kettle, I have to manually pour from the kettle into the fermenting bucket. Pouring it though the screen does seem to help with aeration. I have never done any additional aeration other than pouring, stirring, or shaking. (never used an aquarium pump, etc.) With this method, I have been able to successfully ferment some pretty big beers, including a 1.080 Belgian Tripel, and a 1.094 Imperial Stout with no issues whatsoever.I have a strainer funnel. Not a bad idea using it in the aeration process.