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Old 03-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am attempting my first outdoor brew today. I have cleaned everything, put everything in star San in my 5 gallon fermenter. Once the brew starts I will transfer some of the star San into some gallon jugs and dump the rest out since I have quite a bit already premade. A few questions I have, do you guys do everything outside including transferring wort into fermenter or do you move inside once the wort chills. I am going to do everything outside. I want to hear about your outdoor processes!


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I do everything outside....


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Should I be worried about wild yeast finding its way in?
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Nothing better than outdoor brewing, unless its raining, or really windy. So much better than brewing in the garage.
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I pitch my yeast in-doors or pitch when the carboy is already in the ferm chamber.
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I do everything outside, unless it's colder than 20F. Comfort demands change at that temp. You'll be fine outdoors, and generally, it's more pleasant out there.

Don't leave the kettle open too long after the boil is complete. Infection is possible, but it's not likely to be a problem so long as you don't dawdle, and you pitch a proper amount of yeast that will win out over the forces of evil wild beasts.
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Ok I think I am going to chill indoors and pitch where I plan on fermenting.
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I am attempting my first outdoor brew today. I have cleaned everything, put everything in star San in my 5 gallon fermenter. Once the brew starts I will transfer some of the star San into some gallon jugs and dump the rest out since I have quite a bit already premade. A few questions I have, do you guys do everything outside including transferring wort into fermenter or do you move inside once the wort chills. I am going to do everything outside. I want to hear about your outdoor processes!
You don't really need to Star-San anything but stuff that's going to touch wort after it's cooled. Your fermentors, your airlocks, your bungs, the hoses. That kind of stuff. Everything else is going to be messing with the wort either before boiling or during boiling, so no need to sanitize that stuff.

I do everything outside except for pitching the yeast, but I only pitch the yeast inside because my stir plate is inside.

As for worrying about wild yeasts getting in your brew...provided that you pitch relatively soon after getting done, you have little to worry about wild yeasts taking over your batch. Undoubtedly, there will be some stray wild yeasts that will get in the wort after cooling. "Hey, guys! We made it into the wort! Look at all this sugar to eat! Woo hoo!" And then ONE HUNDRED BILLION BEER YEASTS SHOW UP. "Yeah, so you wild yeasts thought that this sugar was yours? Nah, sorry. This sugar is ours now. Prepare to die, wild yeast scum!"

Take precautions against wild yeasts, but don't be too worried about it.
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I also do all my brewing outside, including sanitation, mashing, brewing and cleaning. I've yet to have an issue with contamination. One thing I do is keep my pot cover while cooling and as much as I can until the lid is on for fermentation.
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As for worrying about wild yeasts getting in your brew...provided that you pitch relatively soon after getting done, you have little to worry about wild yeasts taking over your batch. Undoubtedly, there will be some stray wild yeasts that will get in the wort after cooling. "Hey, guys! We made it into the wort! Look at all this sugar to eat! Woo hoo!" And then ONE HUNDRED BILLION BEER YEASTS SHOW UP. "Yeah, so you wild yeasts thought that this sugar was yours? Nah, sorry. This sugar is ours now. Prepare to die, wild yeast scum!"

Take precautions against wild yeasts, but don't be too worried about it.
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OP, you're overthinking/overworrying something that hundreds of thousands if not millions of folks do all the time, and have been doing since ancient times...brewing outdoors. Before there were buildings where people brewed, they did it outside...


In fact in a few weeks on the first Saturday in may brewers around the world, though mostly in north america are going to gather in the back parking lots or driveways or alleys and all brew out doors at the annual big brew day....and thoughs of us who are going to gather at are favorite homebrewshops, like we do every year. And there IS no place "inside" to do anything. And that includes pitching yeast or cooling our wort. And yet we gather together twice a year to dp this....

If there was such a risk to brewing by being outdoors....do you think we would be doing this?





















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