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Offline Devrek

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Yeast and cold crashing
« on: October 27, 2011, 11:17:30 PM »
If I'm bottling and want to cold crash will my yeast survive, due to the cold temps., to carbonate my bottles??

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Re: Yeast and cold crashing
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 12:30:41 PM »
yes and no.  there may not be enough healthy cells to carbonate even though some survive the hibernation.  it is safer to add a new batch of cells.

Offline merfizle

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Re: Yeast and cold crashing
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 01:27:35 PM »
I always carbonate at room temperature.  Cold crash your primary or secondary fermenter and then add a 1/2 packet of liquid activated dry yeast to your bottling bucket. 

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