Cold Crash a NEIPA

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  1. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    I feel like this is a dum sum question...
    Do you typically cold crash a NEIPA?
    I brewed 2 weeks ago, added dry hops 1 week ago. Leaving Friday morning and won't be back until next Tuesday.

    Should I just set the fermenter to crash and keg it next week?

    Or

    Should I keg it tonight to get it off the hop debris?

    I suppose I could rack it to kegs (10 gallons), and let it crash in the kegs.

    Thanks in advance for the expert opinions:D
     
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    I would keg it now and let it crash in the kegs
     
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    It seems like the sound option to keg it get it under co2 and crash at the same time in the keg free of any possible o2 ingress.

    Also added bonus you've got a lovely hop treat for when you return Tuesday!
     
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    I do it a little differently. I transfer to the keg (with priming sugar), go natural on the carbonation, age for a week at room temp, and then cold crash. After the first half glass, the beer comes out nice and clear.
     
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    Thanks for the input, much appreciated.
    I chose to rack into kegs. Tasting the gravity sample I am afraid that I might have an infection. Sample from fermenter one had a slight hint of sour to it. Sample from fermenter two, is quite sour. Going to leave it until I get back and see what I have then. I would hate for my first 10 gallon batch to be a dumper...
     
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    Fingers crossed!
     
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    Not to mention toes, legs, and eyes...
     

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