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Crash cooling question
« on: December 30, 2011, 05:41:55 PM »
I plan on crash cooling a beer for the first time, and was wondering if I need to let it come back to ambient temps before bottling, or just go with it cold? Thanks guys...
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Re: Crash cooling question
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 05:50:32 PM »
if you are going to bottle condition then yes, otherwise the yeast will not warm up enough. if you are going to force carb in keg, and leave there or transfer under co2 then no.
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Re: Crash cooling question
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 06:20:26 PM »
The beer will need to be warmed back up in order to carbonate, but whether you do that in the fermenter or in the bottles doesn't matter.
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Re: Crash cooling question
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 07:51:07 PM »
The beer will need to be warmed back up in order to carbonate, but whether you do that in the fermenter or in the bottles doesn't matter.

+1  There are still yeast in suspension even cold.  Enough to prime the bottles unless it's been lagering for a very long time.  You can bottle it cold and let it warm up in the bottles.
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Re: Crash cooling question
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 04:20:24 PM »
The beer will need to be warmed back up in order to carbonate, but whether you do that in the fermenter or in the bottles doesn't matter.

+1  There are still yeast in suspension even cold.  Enough to prime the bottles unless it's been lagering for a very long time.  You can bottle it cold and let it warm up in the bottles.

+1.  Need to warm up.
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