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Title: Cold crashing below serving temp
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on December 14, 2019, 05:09:38 PM
If I were to cold crash at 32 F and and then transfer the beer into chilled kegs, then select a temp/pressure combination for say 2.4 volumes of CO2 at 40 F in the set-the-pressure-and-forget-it method, would it carbonate faster than if my cold crash temp had been 40 F?

In other words, can you hurry the process by starting carbonation at a lower temp than the temp you plan on serving the beer at?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
Title: Re: Cold crashing below serving temp
Post by: Bob357 on December 14, 2019, 05:34:07 PM
It certainly wouldn't hurt. but don't expect much of a reduction in time. Remember that your kegged beer would warm to 40 F in a short period of time relative to how long it takes to fully carbonate. If you want it to carbonate faster, up the pressure to ~30 psi for 24 to 36 hours and then reduce to serving pressure. After that, a day or 2 should get you where you want to be.