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Offline RiverBrewer

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New to Conical Fermenters - Cold break dump?
« on: August 10, 2020, 10:38:32 AM »
Just a few questions 1)With a conical fermenter, Do you dump the cold break? 2) When? Before or after yeast added? After staring at glass fermenters for years, I know it breaks down, yeast food? 3) Benefits of removal or not?

My plan was to oxygenate, add yeast and drop the cold break after 12 hours.
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Offline Kevin58

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Re: New to Conical Fermenters - Cold break dump?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 08:49:04 PM »
Don't spend too much time worrying about the cold break. It has little if any effect on beer clarity ...unless you suck it all up when packaging. I use a conical fermenter and the only time I use the dump is if I am harvesting the yeast. Otherwise I pitch my yeast, secure the lid and forget it until kegging day.
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