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Old 07-27-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Is it possible to put 6ml = to 1/5th of a fluid ounce in a gallon water jug, freeze it and then cut it out of the plastic to drop into hot wort?

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
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Sure it's possible...but why?

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:38 AM   #3
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Boil water for a few minutes then freeze that.

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Why do you want to put star san in your wort?

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:43 AM   #5
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Sure it's possible...but why?
I just figured it would be a quick and easy way to chill down the wort without risking contamination.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:45 AM   #6
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Why do you want to put star san in your wort?
Just a giant sanitized ice cube. Just the same as water right?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:47 AM   #7
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If you freeze it, the only thing Id worry about is chlorine. If you can use Brita or the like to clean that out, I wouldn't use any sanitizer. It would be a waste of money and risking flavor contribution or unintended consequences.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:55 AM   #8
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If you freeze it, the only thing Id worry about is chlorine. If you can use Brita or the like to clean that out, I wouldn't use any sanitizer. It would be a waste of money and risking flavor contribution or unintended consequences.
So if i use the sanitizer in the carboy and there is some left over, it may effect the flavor o the beer?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:57 AM   #9
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Well sanitizer/water solution (1oz to 5gal).

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So if i use the sanitizer in the carboy and there is some left over, it may effect the flavor o the beer?
Leftover flavor from undrained sanitzer is far less concentrated sanitizer than an icecube formed from mixed solution. Semi scientific taste tests have proven that carboys that havent dried should not contribute flavor, but when you have a gallon or more of sanitizer solution mixing into the beer, I would be leary.
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