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cold conditioning

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by cpjtr9559, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) New York Nov 30, 2007

    new to home brewing and wondering what the point of cold conditioning is
    thanks
     
  2. tngolfer

    tngolfer Aficionado (200) Tennessee Feb 16, 2012

    The temperature slows everything down which encourages particles to fall out of suspension... leads to clearer beer.
     
  3. At lower temps many of the haze causing substances will coagulate into bigger particles. Stokes law says those will settle out much faster. Since particle size is the R^2 term, it has the big term in this.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokes'_law
     
  4. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (445) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    Cold conditioning also increases the shelf life of a beer. I'm not sure why.
     
  5. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Savant (385) Virginia Nov 10, 2010

  6. warchez

    warchez Savant (275) Massachusetts Oct 19, 2004

    Simply slows down staling/oxidation reactions in the beer.
     

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