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Old 10-12-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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I was cleaning last nights mess this morning and at the same time I was prepping a 2000 mL starter. I had my helper transfer the wort to an Ernlenmeyer flask and put it on the stirplate to cool but in his infinite wisdom, he dediced to pitch the packet while the wort was still hot, how hot I do not know. I asked him if he took a measurement of the temp before hie pitched and he did not. I quickly put the flask under the hose and then an ice bath but I fear it is too late. I know it's a bit vague not knowing the temp of the wort but is there a chance this will survive?



 
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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You don't boil right in your flask?

If the wort was over 120F, I think you're screwed.


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Old 10-12-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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yep, i bet your yeasties died in the scalding hot wort [takes hat off, places on chest, bows head in silence]
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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You don't boil right in your flask?
Read yesterday you shouldn't do this on an electric stove......... Something about hot spots of the element?
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:03 AM   #5
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I'm gonna let it spin for a few days and see what happens but I'm pretty much resigned to kicking down for a new packet this next weekend...

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:33 AM   #6
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I'm gonna let it spin for a few days and see what happens but I'm pretty much resigned to kicking down for a new packet this next weekend...
Hey, you never know, but I would not wait. The longer it sits with no activity, the greater the chance for infection.

A while back, a guy in a similar situation posted something about using bread yeast and it got him a decent beer.

I'm not saying...I'm just saying...
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:31 PM   #7
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http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/general...res_temps.html Here is a link to at what temps. for storing and preserving food. a gleam of hope maybe. says yeast can survive up to 180 F so who knows you may be ok. I mean people win the lotto sooooooooo. who knows.

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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That's good info, thanks for posting. I got a pack of 1187 on order just in case but I'll report back in a few days if I see any activity.

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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On plus, if the first yeast died, it'll be nutrients for the next.


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