New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > cooling wort

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , Virginia
Posts: 28
Default cooling wort

I'm planning on my first ag batch in a couple of weeks. I don't have and immerson chiller. would it be a problem to cool part way in an ice bath, transfer to fermentor with airlock and let sit a day or so before pitching yeast

gonpce is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 3,947
Liked 111 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 3


it should be fine as long as you sanitize well. do a search for 'no chill brewing'

dcp27 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
helibrewer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,972
Liked 155 Times on 143 Posts
Likes Given: 37


Read up on "No Chill" brewing to get some pointers. It takes quite awhile for 5 gallons of boiling liquid to cool to pitching temps. Work that ice bath as long as you can. For full boils you should look into a chiller unless you are going to modify a freezer for chilling the wort. It is not too hard to make your own IC, although copper prices keep going up.

Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary: Hefeweizen
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, Kumquat Saison, Tart Cherry Cider, Belgian Tripel, Maibock Bock, Ommegang Abbey Ale Clone, Belgian Golden Strong, Belgian Pale Ale, German Pils (WLP830)
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck:
My Site:
helibrewer is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
High Class Desert Trash
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
BrewinHooligan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 2,727
Liked 977 Times on 604 Posts
Likes Given: 962


I can get my wort from boiling to around 70f with an ice bath in about 30mins. I use a large rubbermaid tub and I fill it up with water, pace the pot in there with no ice, when the water gets hot I dump it and repeat. The 3rd time I fill 50/50 with water and ice. As long as you are sanitary, your method will work

Life is hard, it's even harder if you're stupid
BrewinHooligan is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lid or No when cooling wort? BWRIGHT Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 05-23-2012 01:57 PM
Cooling The Wort jmadway Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 11-11-2011 07:11 AM
Cooling wort flabyboy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 12-03-2010 08:01 PM
Wort cooling tdionne Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-07-2008 03:21 AM
Wort Cooling Ric Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 01-05-2006 05:08 PM