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Old 01-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
Jan 2012
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SO my hose is frozen and I programmed my fridge to get my westy 6 clone (thanks csi) down to 65. Put in the snow and ice bath which dropped to 110 then needed to get the kids from inlays. Well four hours later when I returned temp was 100. Am I screwed?

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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No, it takes a long time to cool wort (or anything else) with static cooling. You're just doing a shortened version of "no chill brewing". Do a search and you'll find that they do it a lot in Australia since water is so expensive there. It's better to chill fast but not required.

Your beer will likely be fine.
Originally Posted by Polorl69 View Post
I had no problems whatsoever getting my pee to ferment.

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