I typically “cold crash” at the end of fermentation, by dropping the temp to 32F for about two days.
This works well, especially when I use gelatin as well, in clearing the beer.
My question, though, relates to WUT to do After cold crash…My norm is- After cold crash, I set the fermentation bucket on a waist-high shelf for three to 6 hours, or sometimes even overnite. I do this practice as use a autosiphon to rack the beer from bucket into keg, and the bucket must sit above the keg in order for gravity to do its job/I allow the bucket to set on that shelf for a few hours in hopes that any particles of yeast, hops, etc that have become “unsettled” and suspended in the beer have time to settle back to the bottom of the bucket prior to racking. The ambient temp in the room is about 65F.
I am concerned that moving, then waiting, will allow the already-cold-crashed yeast to reactivate and start up again.
So, is it a good idea to 1) move the bucket to the shelf for racking, then allow any particles to settle for a few hours prior to racking?, or,
2) move bucket to shelf and immediately rack?