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Old 02-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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So I just mashed, sparged, and drained about 6.5 gallons of hot wort (or is it extract?) into my bottling bucket. I plan to brew it tonight. Will it be ok sitting in the bucket for a few hours? I'm just worried about the temp. It's probably 150-160 degrees. Will it be ok?

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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It's called wort now. And I think you should be fine. Anything that might try to colonize it is going to be killed by your hour of boiling.

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Will be fine.

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:28 AM   #4
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Ok, just didnt know if the plastic could handle those temps. Didnt want to leach any plasticky flavors!

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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Why didn't you drain it into a kettle? I've never had wort or beer that temperature in a bucket. I'm not sure, but I think it will be okay.

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I guess if you were worried, just put it in your brew kettle.

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:29 AM   #7
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People mash in plastic coolers so I don't see a problem.

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:31 AM   #8
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People mash in plastic coolers so I don't see a problem.
Haha, nice point. I didn't drain into my bk cause I had all my sparge water in it. So I needed to drain it somewhere...
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #9
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Should be just fine. I've seen a person in England us a plastic bucket with a heating element as a bk lol.

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