- Apr 30, 2020
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What is cold crashing and what does it do
Cold crashing or cold conditioning is most often done at the end of fermentation.What is cold crashing and what does it do
You’re right BB, I was absent mindedly thinking about a freezer/keezer. With a fridge +4 or +5 is about as low as you can get.Not disagreeing with Mr H but my fridge can just about manage 4C. I reduce the temperature setting and 3 days later transfer. Works OK for me.
Do be aware that if cold crashing in an open fermenter ( with airlock ) as the beer cools you will get a lowering of pressure in that vessel and airwill go in through the airlock. You need to mitigate against that otherwise your beer will be clear and on the fast track to ruin.On 18* just slowly going down