Cold Conditioning

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fleetwoodfba
07:52 Sun 8/5/2012

I just made a Belgian Pale Ale, and Iíve never cold conditioned before but Iíve read a few times that itís important. In order to do so Iíd have to rack to 2 seperate 3 gallon carboys and put one each into mine and my brothers fridges (pain in the ass). Anyone have an opinion on this?

 
JoeMcPhee
beers 9267 º places 532 º 08:02 Sun 8/5/2012

Itíll clean it up, but an extended secondary will get you reasonably close. I wouldnít sweat it - at least not with a Belgian ale. If you were going for a kolsch or something, Iíd say itís more important.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3439 º places 209 º 14:24 Sun 8/5/2012

Ate you legging or bottling? If kegging, you can condition in the service vessel.

 
17thfloor
beers 2443 º places 19 º 14:31 Sun 8/5/2012

Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Ate you legging or bottling? If kegging, you can condition in the service vessel.


stop being so anachronistic with your leggings Brian.

 
bitbucket
beers 2165 º places 63 º 15:49 Sun 8/5/2012

Originally posted by 17thfloor
Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Ate you legging or bottling? If kegging, you can condition in the service vessel.


stop being so anachronistic with your leggings Brian.

 
seymour
beers 1895 º places 50 º 08:23 Mon 8/13/2012

A cheap and easy alternative would be setting your existing carboy into a big tub or rubbermaid container of some kind, place an old t-shirt on it to wick, pour cold tap water around the edges. Good olí evaporative cooling will drop the temperature many degrees compared to ambient air, especially if you add a few trays of ice each day. If you have a little electric fan to point at the wet t-shirt, that will help too.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3439 º places 209 º 09:16 Mon 8/13/2012

Originally posted by bitbucket
Originally posted by 17thfloor
Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Ate you legging or bottling? If kegging, you can condition in the service vessel.


stop being so anachronistic with your leggings Brian.




I think you meant anarchistic ;)

 
Unclerudy
beers 12 º places 3 º 10:21 Mon 8/13/2012

OR just place it on the floor of your basement if you have one.

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