SWIMBO and the kids are demanding my presence in my ongoing efforts to be 2013 Father of the Year. This will take up from about 11:00 to about 3. I have a giant slugo of Bock yeast that I've been meaning to use for far too long, but haven't been able to schedule the brew day.
Fellow beernerds, please answer me the following question:
if I mash in the morning, sparge, and collect wort in the boil kettle and then cover it and leave it alone for say 4 or 5 hours, then come back, boil it and complete the brew day, will that work? Everything in my brain says it'll be fine, but I really don't want to put in the extra effort for this lager (decoction mashing, 90 minute boil, 45 degree chill, etc) if I'm just ****in the wort by letting it sit after mash.
In the Keg (1) -- Pecan Brown
In the Keg (2) -- Mosaic SMaSH
In the Keg (3) -- Centennial IPA
Fermenting (1) -- Oktoberfest
Fermenting (2) -- ESB