Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > cooling wort

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2007, 02:14 AM   #1
ffgus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 12
Default cooling wort

I saw a video on home brewing by Samual Adams. He (not Sam himself) spooned the hot wort into the fermenter that had two chunks of ice that were from 2 frozen gallon jugs of purified water. I have also seen in a book on placing the brew kettle in a tub of ice or cold water. Which technique is most often used when making beer with a liquid malt extract? I saw this video on the Sam Adams web site under "The Art of Home Brewing".
Signed, Just getting started...
Gus

__________________
ffgus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:26 AM   #2
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,910
Liked 607 Times on 376 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Both are valid techniques.

If you're doing a partial boil (i.e., boiling less wort than your end batch size), the boiled, then frozen water jug technique is a good way to go.

If you're boiling the entire batch of beer, an ice bath is a simple solution.

If you'd like to get a little more high-tech and skip the ice, look into a copper wort chiller (search the forum).

__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:27 AM   #3
BNVince
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Linwood, NJ
Posts: 283
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Well, I'm just getting started as well (on my 4th batch). I can tell you that the first batch I did, I poured the hot wort in to 3 gallons of cold water. My whole first batch tasted like band aids. I suspect it was from whats called hot side aeration.

The last 3 batches I have cooled the wort first in an ice bath and then mixed in the other water. Haven't had the problem since.

__________________
BNVince is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:30 AM   #4
PseudoChef
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
PseudoChef's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: West Chicago 'Burbs, IL
Posts: 3,420
Liked 102 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ffgus
I saw a video on home brewing by Samual Adams. He (not Sam himself)...
Gus
I hope not...he died in 1803!
__________________
PseudoChef is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:31 AM   #5
ffgus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 12
Default

But his liver lives on and on...

__________________
ffgus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:32 AM   #6
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,910
Liked 607 Times on 376 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BNVince
I suspect it was from whats called hot side aeration.
I'd bet a million bucks that the band-aid flavor wasn't from hot side aeration. Did you sanitize with bleach?
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:33 AM   #7
ffgus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 12
Default

What is hot side aeration?

__________________
ffgus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:36 AM   #8
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,910
Liked 607 Times on 376 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ffgus
What is hot side aeration?
Nothing to worry about, particularly with extract brews. It's a phenomenon that occurs when you aerate the wort while it's hot, typically during the mash or sparge. Some claim that it contributes to long-term stability problems. I've yet to find a homebrewer who can definitively blame HSA for a particular off flavor, and the root cause of most problems can usually be narrowed down to something more concrete.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 02:47 AM   #9
Ridge Runner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 338
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Welcome ffgus. I've never put frozen ice directly in the wort. Definitely sanitize everything that contacts your wort after boiling & while cooling. 1/2 cap iodophor/2.5 gals, has been a excellent sanitizer solution for every brew I've done. Ice in the sink is as good as it gets around here for now. About 80F in 20 mins. Start with cold water for 2 rounds then move to the ice. I want a chiller too

__________________
Ridge Runner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-24-2007, 03:11 AM   #10
ffgus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 12
Default

When I watched this particular video, he was using a ladle to move the wort from the brew pot to the fermenter. It was kind of a slow spooning method.

__________________

Last edited by ffgus; 10-24-2007 at 03:17 AM.
ffgus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooling the wort Duder Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 03-12-2013 05:03 PM
Lid or No when cooling wort? BWRIGHT Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 05-23-2012 01:57 PM
Cooling Wort bmbox12 Extract Brewing 5 09-20-2009 02:44 PM
Wort Cooling Chris_Dog General Techniques 6 08-08-2007 04:27 PM
Cooling the wort? LinuxBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 02-25-2007 08:58 PM