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Re: New member, go easy on me! I have questions.
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2017, 10:29:32 AM »
Well, I ordered a starter kit from Midwest supply, including all of the necessary equipment, 48 bottles, and 2 5 gallon ingredient kits for just over $100 shipped.
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Re: New member, go easy on me! I have questions.
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2017, 10:41:50 AM »
Well done! Have fun with it, if you have the space and time, start the second kit soon after the first. This will help alleviate the desperate desire to drink it all before more is ready. Come back here often for inspiration, information, and education and you will be brewing great beer
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Re: New member, go easy on me! I have questions.
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2017, 03:36:45 PM »
Any tips for keeping the sediment level in the bottles to an absolute minimum?
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Re: New member, go easy on me! I have questions.
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2017, 06:44:42 PM »
Any tips for keeping the sediment level in the bottles to an absolute minimum?

You don't even need a visible amount of yeast to carbonate (e.g. Sierra Nevada). Once the beer has reached FG and had a few days to condition, crash to 0°C/32°F for 2-3 days. Rack from just above the trub.
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Re: New member, go easy on me! I have questions.
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2017, 09:10:14 PM »
Any tips for keeping the sediment level in the bottles to an absolute minimum?

You don't even need a visible amount of yeast to carbonate (e.g. Sierra Nevada). Once the beer has reached FG and had a few days to condition, crash to 0°C/32°F for 2-3 days. Rack from just above the trub.

Does the temp drop force the sediment out of suspension and into the trub?
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« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2017, 09:14:34 PM »
Yes and a lot of yeast. There will normally be enough left to bottle condition, but after conditioning, you will wind up with less yeast in your bottles

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Re: New member, go easy on me! I have questions.
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2017, 02:37:34 PM »
Yes and a lot of yeast. There will normally be enough left to bottle condition, but after conditioning, you will wind up with less yeast in your bottles

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I've also noticed that when I bottle condition after cold crashing it takes a little while longer to get carbonation up where I like it.  No cold crash and I am good after 3 weeks in the closet, with the cold crash it is more like 5 weeks.  Huge improvement in bottle sediment levels though, totally worth it.