Too cold during cold crashing?

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Nike_Eayrs

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I'm in Wisconsin and set my fermentor in the garage to cold crash. This morning I realized that it turned to slush. Is it ruined? Will this affect bottle conditioning? Cheers!
 

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Oooh, here is your chance to experiment with freeze distallation. Some guys would kill for such an opportunity.:ban:

No your beer isn't ruined and I don't think it will affect your yeast enough to give you problems with bottle conditioning. Let it warm up and bottle it is what I would do. If you are really worried about it you can pitch more yeast into the bottling bucket.
 

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Agreed. Warm it up and bottle like normal. You can add half a packet of yeast if you're concerned about it carbonating in time. I froze one of my kegs by accident a few weeks ago and it turned out fine taste wise. It was already carbonated though.
 

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If there's any yeast in the beer, you may have lysed the cells which can give you a nasty burnt rubber or soy sauce flavor that won't age out. Thaw the beer, taste it, and if it's still good, go ahead and bottle.
 
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