I was in the middle for mashing yesterday and had to complete the mash and place the wort into a bucket in the fridge as I had to go to work. I checked with the LHS and they stated that the boil will kill off any problems. I intend on boiling the wort very soon, but for now there is nothing growing on the top when I peak in. Has this happened to anyone? Will this effect the beer? Should I just toss it out and start over?
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My common practice is to mash and sparge the night before and then boil the next morning whenever I decide to get up after leaving the wort at room temp. I wonder what effects this has but works fine for me.