I have a Northy Quad that’s coming up to be bottled after 3 months in the secondary. I bought some Lalbrew CBC-1 bottling yeast to make sure the conditioning goes perfect. I tend to cold crash my beer for 2 days before botting. The yeast instructions are to rehydrate at 85-96 degrees and to adjust slowly (18 degrees max in 5 minute intervals) to beer temp. Ok, so here’s the question:
Do I: 1) Cold crash and adjust the hydrated yeast temperature to the beer temp (36-39 degrees)? 2) Allow the cold crashed beer to come to room temperature so it is similar in temp to the rehydrated yeast? 3) Forget about cold crashing this batch?
I’ve exhausted the internet looking for an answer to this and hit the end. So any thoughts would be appreciated.