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Title: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: oscarvan on April 02, 2011, 01:52:00 PM
OK, found a new way to screw up.

Probe fell out of the fermenteezer. Beer was cold crashing at 34.... But garage at 45, so thermostat said run.... run....run....it's 11ºF in there.......

Beer now solid....... :o Going to let it thaw out and then pretend nothing happened.

An Eis IPA.......maybe?

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: oscarvan on April 02, 2011, 03:00:43 PM
The silence is chilling......
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: maxieboy on April 02, 2011, 03:04:14 PM
Maybe drill a hole on the interior wall to mount a clamp to hold the probe in place?  ;)
Can't speak to the popsicle situation, never happened to me.
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: oscarvan on April 02, 2011, 03:09:38 PM
Maybe drill a hole on the interior wall to mount a clamp to hold the probe in place?  ;)
Can't speak to the popsicle situation, never happened to me.

Oh no you don't..... I am not getting within fifty feet of a freezer with a drill ever again. Duct tape maybe.
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: tschmidlin on April 02, 2011, 03:49:11 PM
A friend of mine freezes his light lagers solid, then thaws before drinking.  They are very clean (which he attributes to freezing), but I've never had the frozen/unfrozen versions side by side for comparison.  You'll definitely be able to drink it once it's thawed.  If you start drinking it before it's totally thawed you might get an interesting first couple of pints, but you won't want to finish the keg I think.

Let us know how it tastes please!
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: a10t2 on April 02, 2011, 03:49:40 PM
http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter10-6.html
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: euge on April 02, 2011, 06:25:54 PM
A friend of mine freezes his light lagers solid, then thaws before drinking.  They are very clean (which he attributes to freezing), but I've never had the frozen/unfrozen versions side by side for comparison.  You'll definitely be able to drink it once it's thawed.  If you start drinking it before it's totally thawed you might get an interesting first couple of pints, but you won't want to finish the keg I think.

Let us know how it tastes please!

I froze a keg of amber solid once. I thought it had thawed completely (it hadn't) and I got several pints of what resembled bourbon infused beer. Woowee.

Then the keg thawed completely and what was left was remarkably like Schlitz.
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: oscarvan on April 02, 2011, 06:31:23 PM
OK, it's not in the keg yet. It's in the bucket. I will thaw and keg. This is also an attempt, again, at gluten free beer...... Waiting for more test strips.
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: tschmidlin on April 02, 2011, 10:29:09 PM
Keg, bucket, whatever.   As long as it was done fermenting (and presumably it was, because you were crash cooling it) then keg/force carbonate it when it's thawed.  Then get back to us with the taste :)
Title: Re: Beer popsicles anyone?
Post by: weazletoe on April 03, 2011, 02:29:38 AM
Now you can say it is frost brewed, and hopefully your beer will be as good as Coors now.  ;D