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Old 12-22-2011, 01:03 AM   #11
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I just don't see any reason to expose the beer to one more opportunity for infection. Nice cool sugar syrup would make a nice home for all sorts of funk I'm sure. Given the specific heat of water and my rough calculations:

1.5 cups of boiling water added to 5 gallons of water would raise the temperature of the total mass by roughly 3 degrees F. Not really even enough to be perceived by touch, certainly not enough to kill your yeast. It'll kill the yeast in the beer you initially rack onto the hot sugar water, but it'll cool off so fast that the loss won't matter.

I usually rack my beer cold for bottling (right out of the fridge or shed in the winter time) so it is under 50F. That means by the time I've added a quart of cold beer to the hot sugar it is well under the temperature that would kill the yeast. That leaves 4.75gal of healthy yeasty beer, not to mention the cake on the bottom which I inevitably get greedy and manage to rack some of into my bottling bucket!

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Old 12-22-2011, 02:18 AM   #12
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My apology , I was making a bad joke. Really, I apologize for the smart remark plumbob. I thing its closer to say you would loose about 2 cup to the hot sugar water.... But thats a whole beer! Cheers... still kidding.

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Old 12-22-2011, 02:25 AM   #13
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I put the pot on the scale, zero it out, add the appropriate weight of sugar, then add the water and boil.

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Old 12-22-2011, 03:34 AM   #14
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My apology , I was making a bad joke. Really, I apologize for the smart remark plumbob. I thing its closer to say you would loose about 2 cup to the hot sugar water.... But thats a whole beer! Cheers... still kidding.
LOL! No offense intended, and none taken. Totally missed the sarcasm! I've taken too much chemistry in my life, nerd rage sets in at the drop of a hat.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #15
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The wife says I have dry humor... she does'nt get it after 30 years...O-well.

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Old 12-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #16
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The wife says I have dry humor... she does'nt get it after 30 years...O-well.
What recipe are you using for your humor? Try less sugar during your mash...
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What recipe are you using for your humor? Try less sugar during your mash...
Nah .... I want sweet mash, not sour mash. At least when it comes to beer Cheers
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