cold conditioning

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  1. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2007 New York

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

    tngolfer Initiate (75) Feb 16, 2012 Tennessee

    The temperature slows everything down which encourages particles to fall out of suspension... leads to clearer beer.
     
  3. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,191) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    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 Defender (650) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

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

    HerbMeowing Aspirant (267) Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

  6. warchez

    warchez Aspirant (213) Oct 19, 2004 Massachusetts

    Simply slows down staling/oxidation reactions in the beer.
     
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