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Old 11-21-2005, 11:36 PM   #1
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Is it a common brewing practice to store wort provided it is in a sterile container and kept at room temperature for use later?

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Old 11-21-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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That would be a bad idea, the normal process is, boil it, cool it as fast as possible, rack it to the primary, pitch the yeast and cork it. Wort is a fertile medium for bacteria and wild yeast, the sooner you can get the yeast you want in it the better.

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There are a number of folks who store sterile wort (boiled, in a sanitized container) for easy yeast innoculation later. It's not a bad practice at all.. as long as your sanitation is good.

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You have to refrigerate it if you just sanitize. If you have a pressure cooker & can it, you'd be ok. One bacteria and 24 hours (72 generations) is all it takes.

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Old 11-22-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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Yep, agree with David, definitely refrigerate it. It's a great idea to keep some around for waking up starters.

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