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Offline flbrewer

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Frozen beer
« on: January 03, 2016, 08:17:22 PM »
I accidentally set my chest freezer to 22 vs 32 (cold crashing) and now have frozen beer in my plastic Speidel.

Anything I need to do outside of warming it back up to above freezing?

*hell, I even left the airlock on.
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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 08:25:16 PM »
I'm also slightly concerned about the beer expanding and cracking the fermenter.

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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 08:35:57 PM »
Thaw it out, keep on trucking

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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 10:03:29 PM »
Thaw it out, keep on trucking


+1.  You may find out it's one of the clearer beers you've made.
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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 11:42:20 PM »
Yep.  This ^^^^^.  No worries. I wouldn't reuse the yeast if the beer froze, but the beer will be just fine.

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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 02:18:30 PM »
Thaw it out, keep on trucking


+1.  You may find out it's one of the clearer beers you've made.
Yup.  Had this happen with a wheat beer.  Made a Kristallweizen (unintentionally).

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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 02:26:07 PM »
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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 03:00:32 PM »
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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 06:56:02 PM »
Thaw it out, keep on trucking


+1.  You may find out it's one of the clearer beers you've made.

+1 as well ... we have all been there.  You will be fine.

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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 07:25:15 PM »
Might as well make an ice beer while you're at it  ;D

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Re: Frozen beer
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 02:31:00 PM »
I put the wrong temp probe in my beer once and froze the beer before it started fermenting.  Was really pissed I made such a dumb mistake but in the end the beer turned out pretty great, no off flavors from auto lysis or anything and I hut my FG.  I don't think you have much to worry about.