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Old 12-27-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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Alright so I made pilsner with left over stuiff and cheap brewers yeast. I miscalculated how much would boil off so I was left with about 2 liters of extra wort after I filled my half gallon fermenter. I didnt want to use a 6 gallon carboy so I improvised. I was using a 2 liter bottle with the bottom cut off as a funnel. (I bought a funnel now so no more of that) I poured my extar wort in to the liter bottle piched some yeast and put the cut off bottom back on the bottle. Not idea obviously but I didnt want to pour it. Well it looks a bit infected. Wow surprise in a house with ferrets that have been know to **** in the corners of that room. So i was wondering...
What if I pasteurize that left over wort. That would kill the nasties but also the yeast. Well what if i recovered some of the yeast from my 1/2 gallon of "properly" fermented beer. I could repitch that recovered yeast while I bottle that mystery beer and it would carbonate with my sugar that I would obviously add.

Any problems with this experiment? Also what temp and how long to pasturise and kill the nasties?


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Old 12-27-2007, 07:40 PM   #2
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Looks infected or tastes infected?

Killing the bugs and eliminating the off-flavors are two mutually exclusive ideas.


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Old 12-27-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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Looks infected or tastes infected?

Killing the bugs and eliminating the off-flavors are two mutually exclusive ideas.
Defiantly, just wanted to experiment and see what it turned out as.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:48 PM   #4
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I think 160F is the magic number.
I don't think it takes long.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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serve it to the ferrets....
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:16 PM   #6
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serve it to the ferrets....
Yeah, nothing is funnier than drunk ferrets ... well maybe chimps in business suits but it's real close.

 
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:30 AM   #7
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next time, freeze the extra wort, and use it when you need fermentables for a starter.

it'll have to be reboiled to sanitize again, for like 10-15 minutes tops.


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