I don't secondary my beers, so what I should do is cold crash my carboy as best as I can for a few days and then bottle?
it certainly wouldnt hurt.
How long of a primary are you doing? Ive had beers that are pretty dang clear even after primary before any secondary or cold crashing.
I second this: I checked gravity on an ale I made 11 days ago this morning. In the hydro test tube, it looked like the clearest beer I have ever made. I will not be cold crashing this with the IPA I started to cold crash today. Cant wait to get them carbed up and taste them. I have never filtered any brew, but have been cold crashing where appropriate for about the last 6 batches or so. I really like what it can do for clarity.
Edit to add pic:
And that's with a poor photographic background!
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 03:22:06 PM by 69franx »
Franx Brew Workz
Conditioning: GHE via HoosierBrew with 835, German Pilsner Via Brulosopher with 835, Sour Saison on raspberries and something WILD
In Bottles: N.German Pilsner 2 ways with 835, Doublenut Brown, Evil Twin, Smoked Porter, EBW
In the works: Trad'l Bock, Doppelbock, Bluesman's Pilsner, Ballantine IPA, Saison split between lemon balm & blackberries, Dunkel