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What Would Happen?

Postby BillyBock » Sun May 04, 2003 4:16 am

What would happen to the yeast in suspension if, while my beer was clearing, it accidentally froze overnight?

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umm

Postby Freon12 » Sun May 04, 2003 2:38 pm

Really clear, hard to carbonate beer?
Sleepy yeast?

I would think ale yeast would not do so well, and that lager yeast would recover quickly.

That's my two cents.

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This happened to me....twice!

Postby HardcoreLegend » Mon May 05, 2003 5:11 am

This happen to me a couple times this winter. I like to cold condition the secondary fermenter in the garage for a week or two. I live in northern Illinois near Chicago, so it can occasionally get cold enough to freeze inside the garage. The last time this happened was to an IPA. It did not freeze solid, but did freeze a great deal. Anyhow, I was worried about the whole dead yeast and lack of carbonation thing too. I moved the fermenter back inside, thawed it out, and bottled it just as it was. Came out perfectly. No problems at all. So, relax, bottle, condition, and enjoy.
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Dead Yeast?

Postby BillyBock » Sat May 10, 2003 9:51 pm

I would've thought the ice might rupture some of the yeast cell walls and spill the contents into the beer. Did you notice any off flavors?
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