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Offline rbowers

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Secondary Carboys and cool crashing
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:15:23 AM »
Is it necessary or beneficial to place a relatively straight forward beer such as the American blond ale I am fermenting now into a secondary?  I plan on cold crashing it prior to kegging to improve clarity.  Not the kind of beer i feel would benefit much from a secondary.  Would I gain anything by placing it in a secondary for a couple weeks after its been in the primary for 10 days or is it best to just cold crash it in the primary after fermentation is complete and then keg?

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Re: Secondary Carboys and cool crashing
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 09:19:27 AM »
Cold crash in primary. Why risk oxidation or contamination?
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Re: Secondary Carboys and cool crashing
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 09:22:08 AM »
Cold crash in primary. Why risk oxidation or contamination?

+1 to this advice.

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Re: Secondary Carboys and cool crashing
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 09:54:28 AM »
Thanks, I agree the risks don't seem to match potential benefits in this case with regard to the secondary

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Re: Secondary Carboys and cool crashing
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 11:56:28 AM »
Thanks, I agree the risks don't seem to match potential benefits in this case with regard to the secondary

I'm not even sure what the potential benefits would be really. Especially if you can cold crash.
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