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Old 06-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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My day is going to be broken up but I don't want that to stop me from brewing. Would I be able to mash, sparge, cover up my boil kettle, and then pause for like 4 hours before boil and finish? Seems like it might be ok. Thoughts? And thanks!

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Old 06-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Should be fine. THere are several threads about this. Search "mash now, boil later."

 
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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I do it a lot. Mash during kids nap, boil after bedtime.
No problems as far as I can tell.

 
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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i've read about people mashin over night and boiling in the morning. i'm sure you're idea would work fine too. are you planing on sparging before or after your 4 hour break? either way just keep it closed up so you don't get any souring. should work fine
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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I do that a lot. I mash and lauter one day and boil the next. Never had an issue.

In a couple of weeks, I'm going to try a four day brew session.
Day 1- Grind grains make starter.
Day 2- Mash and lauter.
Day 3- Boil.
Day 4- Chill and pitch.

 
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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I do it too. I do perform a mashout if I'm gonna do it though. I don't want an over-converted, watery beer. Mashout should help denature the enzymes.

 
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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Glad to hear it will work out fine! I like the four day brewing idea too. Of course I'd rather do it all at once but of course that's not always possible.

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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I do it all of the time. No problems. Collect my wort at night and boil the next morning.
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