Beer Info FAQ

Is cold crashing the same as lagering?

Is cold crashing the same as lagering?

While you can get some benefit in as little as 24 hours, most brewers cold crash for several days to a week. Note this is different than lagering where you may maintain a cold temperature for an extended period. You can raise the temperature of your beer back up before dry hopping and bottling.

Can you lager at 45 degrees?

There should be a temperature difference between the primary and lager phases of dough of roughly 10 degrees Fahrenheit. At 45°F, lagering takes 3 – 4 weeks, at 40°F, 5 – 6 weeks, or at 35°F, it takes 7 – 8 weeks. Lagering stronger beers for a longer period of time is necessary.