Cooling Wort - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Cooling Wort

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2013, 04:02 AM   #11
winterc
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Cumberland, VA
Posts: 84
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Leaving the wort to cool in cold weather only works if the only hops were bittering hops. Otherwise all hops convert to a bitter flavor. That being said, HDPE which is what buckets are made from, is good past boiling without leaching flavor or chemicals into your wort.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
NTexBrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
NTexBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Just North of Dallas, TX
Posts: 622
Liked 132 Times on 102 Posts


I'm still doing kit brews and recipes that have at most 3 gallons of wort to chill. I use a ice and water bath with rock salt added. I have done this with my last two brews and it has worked very well. The last time I filled my sink with cold water and placed kettle in the water. Added one beer pale worth of ice and rock salt. Once this ice started to melt, I added a second pale. I'm guessing the cool down time to be 15 minutes. I did not stir the wort, just swirled the cold water around the kettle. I don't have any empirical proof the rock salt helps me, but if it helps to freeze ice cream it should depress the water temp to help cool the wort faster.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooling wort with ice? soontobepcv General Techniques 25 06-21-2013 02:31 PM
Cooling my wort dwtowler General Techniques 4 02-16-2013 08:20 PM
Cooling the wort with frozen wort Sublime8365 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 08-21-2012 04:50 PM
Cooling the Wort garf6819 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 06-05-2011 11:36 AM
Cooling the wort Torchiest General Techniques 14 04-02-2007 05:15 PM


Forum Jump