Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Wort cooling question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2009, 02:19 AM   #1
DogFlynnHead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 85
Likes Given: 3

Default Wort cooling question

Using an ice bath to cool the wort. I kept the lid partially on during cooling. Is this a no no? Noticed some of the bottom sediment rising and moving around so I removed it. What do you think?


DogFlynnHead is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
shecky
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shecky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Watertown, CT
Posts: 38,532
Liked 3569 Times on 3447 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Keep the lid off. Aside from obviously holding in heat that would slow your cooling process quite a bit, slow cooling also helps in forming DMS that will give you off flavors.


shecky is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 03:08 AM   #3
MSUbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 25
Default

+1 on keeping the lid off. I use an ice bath to cool my wort and I leave the lid off and GENTLY stir it to speed up the cooling process.
__________________
Primary: (empty)
Secondary: Chshre's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Conditioning: Sweet Cider
Drinking: Yuri's Thunderstruck pumpkin ale
MSUbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #4
Arkador
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 1,724
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

+1 for lid off and stiring with an ice bath
Arkador is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 06:43 PM   #5
Hang Glider
Beer Drinker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Hang Glider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Augusta, SC
Posts: 3,200
Liked 167 Times on 130 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

You don't have to be gentle with the stirring - PRE fermentation, a good hit of O2 is a good thing - the yeast reproduce aerobically - they need O2. POST fermentation, O2 is a bad thing...

So stir vigorously, to drop those temps.
Hang Glider is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #6
MSUbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 25
Default

I agree that oxygen is needed pre-fermentation but I always aerate after the wort is cool. There is a lot of info out there (on this site particularly) about hot wort aeration and how it can cause off flavors. Some believe it isn't an issue for homebrewers but I'd rather not take the risk....
__________________
Primary: (empty)
Secondary: Chshre's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Conditioning: Sweet Cider
Drinking: Yuri's Thunderstruck pumpkin ale
MSUbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #7
MasterShake
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brooklyn,NY
Posts: 106
Default

crap..i left my lid half way open.... hopefully i wont get too much off flavors..


MasterShake is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on cooling the wort..... TJhands General Techniques 12 07-02-2013 03:32 AM
Cooling Wort Question dbzzz1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 06-30-2009 03:35 PM
Cooling wort question Caine Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-28-2008 10:46 PM
Wort cooling question Gloworm All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 12-19-2006 02:32 AM
Cooling wort question Somerville Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 08-14-2005 04:24 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS