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Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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Length of time to cold crash?
« on: January 12, 2017, 03:00:17 PM »
Is there some generally accepted guideline for how long to keep a brew at cold crash temps i.e. about 32 or 33 F?

I have a stout fermenting with US05, with a OG of 1.058 and FG of 1.015. 

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Offline Stevie

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Re: Length of time to cold crash?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 03:10:26 PM »
Depends on what I am trying to accomplish. If I am trying to get haze to set before adding gelatin and kegging, 1 day. If I am trying to drop as much yeast as possible ahead of kegging, 3 days.

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Re: Length of time to cold crash?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 03:28:25 PM »
With a stout I don't think it is entirely necessary. I cold crash ales for 1-2 days, add gelatin and hold cold for 1-2 days for clarity. I don't concern myself with clarity too much above 25 SRM.

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Offline Hand of Dom

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Re: Length of time to cold crash?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 03:30:07 PM »
1-2 days is my norm.
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Offline 802Chris

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Re: Length of time to cold crash?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 08:16:34 PM »
With a stout I don't think it is entirely necessary. I cold crash ales for 1-2 days, add gelatin and hold cold for 1-2 days for clarity. I don't concern myself with clarity too much above 25 SRM.
This was my thought, I really only do it with beer that I want to be nice and bright, even then 24 hours plus a cold crash in the keg works for me. If crashing in primary maybe two days before I would rack.