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Old 09-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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I Aerated at 170f and pitched at 111f. Is my beer toast? What should I do?

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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yah that is too high. Were you in a rush???

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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Hmmm. It'll make beer. You could remedy the hot aeration by not waiting too many months to consume the batch. But you're going to have some pretty awful fusel alcohols with the 111F pitch. Which if they were going to soften any at all, would take some significant time.

Guess I'd chalk it up to a learning experience and hope for the best. Try to get another batch going where you bring the wort temps to pitching as quickly as possible. Aerate right before and after the pitch. Most yeasts do well with a 64-68F pitching temp.

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I was drunk and read my thermometer at 70f when it was actually 170f. After I threw it into the bucket and added 2 gallons of water it was hard to lower the temperature. Is my yeast dead, and/or should I re-pitch?

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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I have to know....how does this happen?

The temp range of the yeast is on the package. Pitching temps are in the kit instructions. There are stickies all over this site and others on brewing basics. Every home brew book ever written also spells this out.

How do these type of things happen to noobs? I started brewing long before internet boards were around and never made any of these crazy mistakes...sure I made small mistakes and still do, but some of these are getting out there. Maybe it's because I read up and had some sort of understanding of what I was doing BEFORE attempting. I don't mean to be a dick here, but I just don't get how these types of posts are here day after day after day....

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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They'll def be debilitated some. Keep an eye on it,you may have to re-pitch. But you never know. Yeasties are pretty tough critters.
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smalliewader, you are a turd-face.

Thanks everyone else for your help!

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1. I don't believe you. You don't need a thermometer to know the difference between 170 and 70.
2. If you are telling the truth, then yeah, the end product is probably going to be nasty and give you a headache.

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Meh, it could be fine. You aerate when you stir during the boil right? (or does boiling remove all the air?) So why would aerating at 170 cause that much more harm? And a lot of people cool without a chiller or ice bath. Re-pitch.

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I was drunk and read my thermometer at 70f when it was actually 170f. After I threw it into the bucket and added 2 gallons of water it was hard to lower the temperature. Is my yeast dead, and/or should I re-pitch?
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