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Old 08-17-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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If i cant get the wort chilled to 80 within 20 min, will it be ok?

 
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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Should be OK, what are you using? That's the time it takes me, the water in AZ is warm so that slows chilling time down. You could also try stirring the wort, with a sanitized spoon, while it's chilling, that should shave some time.

 
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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its an extract kit for a raspberry wheat from AHS, just using ice water in a tub to cool it, went ahead and pitched the yeast, even though it was a tad on the hot side...worried about contamination

 
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:02 PM   #4
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Don't worry, it should be fine.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #5
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What was the temp of the wort when you pitched the yeast and what type of yeast was it?
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:30 PM   #6
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it was about 100, poured into 80/90 degree water and nottingham dry, rehydrated for 15 min at about 90

 
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:38 PM   #7
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That's a little warmer than optimum temp, there might be some ester production but the beer will be fine. Mabey you can age it a little longer to compensate.

 
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:53 PM   #8
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a bit high on the temp but it should be fine.

I use ice baths to chill my wort and it usually takes at least 30 min. You want to chill the wort as quickly as you can but if it takes longer than 20 minutes it's no big deal, just keep the lid on the pot as much as possible while cooling and you'll be fine.
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:42 AM   #9
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what's ester production?

 
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:54 AM   #10
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It often takes me longer than 20 minutes to cool my wort (more like 30-40) in an ice bath. That amount of time is not likely to result in contamination as long as you are careful about sanitation.
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