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Offline Damrite

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cold crashing temperature
« on: April 26, 2014, 03:06:29 PM »
Hey guys I was wondering if my cold room is too warm for cold crash daytime it gets around 52 f or 11 celcius, what do you guys think.
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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 04:52:20 PM »
52 is not that cool. I would  put fermenter in ice water, a container about 12 inches deep should work. the deeper the better. when I do this I put  frozen water bottles in there and change them 2 a day.
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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 03:15:20 PM »
Yep that was my second option.. thanks for the feedback ;)

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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 02:26:19 AM »
I know I am going to catch a lot of flak for this, but cold crashing is not necessary. I hold my beer at 65F in the secondary for 5 days after all signs of fermentation have ceased before bottling. It is crystal clear.
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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 08:34:36 AM »
many things in life and beer are not necessary but what fun would that be. As for flak, without that there would be a lot less posts on these forums.
  Now in all seriousness, ale yeast have temperature ranges they like to hangout in just like we do. lower the temps and see less of them and of us.
  Also yeast are only one part of the equation for clear beer. Variables, variables, so many variables. can anyone name some more of the variables for clear beer?     
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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 09:58:10 AM »
Grain and hops particulates held in suspension can be an issue.  I know it is basic but I'm not a chemist, I just make Home Brew, dude!  8)

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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 11:31:51 AM »
I actually cold crash for the first, I would say there's less sediments in the bottle for sure, but the carbonisation seems to be a lot slower.

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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 12:43:56 PM »
When I cold crash I do it on my keg frig at 40 degrees for 1-2 days.  Having said that you may not have a frig or the room so here are some alternatives.  You can use polycar or gelatin finings.  My favorite is polycar though.  For this you use .5 to 1.5 oz per gallon based on experience.  Put it in 1-2 cups of boiled water and stir it up.  Cool the mixture to 75 degrees and gently add to your carbouy.  Stir it gently a couple of time and let it sit.  It works great. 

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Re: cold crashing temperature
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 02:22:58 PM »
I'm ready to bottle a summit horizon red ale clone tonight. All looks good. I cold crashed with gelatin for the first time.
It's been sitting at 35 degrees for 4 days.
Question: Would you recommend adjusting the corn sugar for the cold crash?
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