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cold crashing before bottling
« on: December 01, 2014, 04:12:17 PM »
Any concerns with cold crashing before bottling? I assume that there will still be plenty of yeast in suspension for carbonation.
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Re: cold crashing before bottling
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 05:24:15 PM »
That's what I have been told here, and have really only done it a couple times, but had no trouble with bottle conditioning after a 3-5 day crash.
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Re: cold crashing before bottling
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 06:11:04 PM »
Definitely okay to crash for up to a few weeks before bottling.
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Re: cold crashing before bottling
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 12:28:13 AM »
Definitely okay to crash for up to a few weeks before bottling.
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No problems at all, just be prepared for it to take a bit longer for the beer to carb since its starting out cold
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Re: cold crashing before bottling
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 03:52:08 PM »
Thanks guys. I don't bottle much anymore. I am giving these away so I am hoping for something with decent clarity. Using US-05 and bottle conditioning kind of makes it difficult from that perspective...
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Re: cold crashing before bottling
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 11:09:48 PM »
Cold crashing is not a problem providing it is an average gravity beer.  Be sure to allow the beer to warm up to room temps before bottling to help give the yeast a head start to ferment the priming sugar.  If you are concerned about your bottles priming quickly, you could always add 1-2 grams of a dry yeast (rehydrated) before packaging to ensure a quick carbonation. 

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Re: cold crashing before bottling
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2014, 12:13:45 AM »
It's a 1.070 beer. It has been in the fermenter for almost a month. Once I have bottled i will let it carb between 70-75F.
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