How long will wort keep in fridge sealed in a jar - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How long will wort keep in fridge sealed in a jar

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-06-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
ilv4xn
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
portland, Oregon
Posts: 90
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts



I had two qt's of wort left over so I boiled it poured it into canning jars fresh from the dishwasher boiled flats and rings. Let it cool both sealed an I put them in the fridge. How long will it keep? I want to use it for starters.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 03:26 AM   #2
iambeer
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Wash, DC
Posts: 1,236
Liked 161 Times on 124 Posts


Hey I use that for starters too... you can keep them for weeks. A little wort goes a long way. I boil and cool before using, then water down.

I use the [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] method. That is to say I water the first two starters down to gravity 1.020 and the last to about the same as the target gravity of the wort. Also you can add nutrients in starters that you might not want to add in the beer. Like zinc.

Edit: to be clear, you need the wort to be sterile and cool when you add the yeast to it. So even if things are growing in it while you store it in the fridge, boiling will take care of that.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
gwdraper4
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 101
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


I've done something similar and from my experience the cleaner/sanitized/sterilized your process and equipment is the longer it will keep. Remember unfermented wort is a breading ground for just yucky stuff so keep it clean and you can hang on to it for many weeks.
__________________
Life is too short to drink crappy beer@
Kegged: Super Hoppy Red Ale, IPA
Bottle: Barleywine, Belgian Chocolate Red
Fermenting: India Brown, Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
broadbill
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Southern Maine
Posts: 3,920
Liked 530 Times on 357 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by iambeer View Post
Hey I use that for starters too... you can keep them for weeks. A little wort goes a long way. I boil and cool before using, then water down.

I use the [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] method. That is to say I water the first two starters down to gravity 1.020 and the last to about the same as the target gravity of the wort. Also you can add nutrients in starters that you might not want to add in the beer. Like zinc.

Edit: to be clear, you need the wort to be sterile and cool when you add the yeast to it. So even if things are growing in it while you store it in the fridge, boiling will take care of that.
Is the water you use also boiled and cooled? Also, why all of the dilution and multiple steps? For a target gravity of 1.030-1.050, why not just go with a single 1.040 starter? 1.040 is the widely accepted starter gravity for most beers and has been shown to promote optimal yeast growth.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,903
Liked 3670 Times on 3154 Posts


Seeing as how the lids sealed,they should be fine even unrefridgerated. That's what the seal on the lid is for. You just canned it.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold Crashing Wort with a Sealed Bag of ice? adamjackson Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-23-2012 11:03 AM
long time in the fridge dmichaell Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-22-2012 05:07 PM
No Chill Wort? Leave it for a day in sealed fermenter?? Beer-Baron Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 01-08-2011 09:45 PM
How long in the fridge? Eskimo Spy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 07-31-2008 12:56 AM
How long in the Fridge? JHWK Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 03-17-2007 02:04 PM


Forum Jump