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natefitz

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So, ran into some delays today, and now I don't have time to boil until later tonight. I just finished mashing and I'm going to keep my unboiled wort in a bucket for a few hours until I can get back to it later.
Has anyone done this?
Anything I should be concerned about?
Is it wrong to blow off a 1-year-old's birthday party to finish a brew?
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It may end up more attenuated then you wanted unless you did a mash-out to 168F+ to denature the enzymes.

In terms of the B-day party was it your first born?

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Depending on how long it will be before the boil, if it will be more than 4-5 hours I would do a mash out at least to denature the enzimes.
 

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natefitz said:
I just finished mashing and I'm going to keep my unboiled wort in a bucket for a few hours until I can get back to it later.
Has anyone done this?
Often, sometimes as long as 24 hours. No problem; as others have said, a mashout's a good idea.
Is it wrong to blow off a 1-year-old's birthday party to finish a brew?
Depends how much you like the parents...the one-year old won't know it's his/her birthday, and won't care or remember if you're there.
 

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It's only OK if you got the wort above 170 DegF or so. You've got to stop the enzyme activity or you will have a DMS problem on your hands and you will get a heavy corn flavor. I speak from experience. :(
 

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Get it chilled down to pitching temps and then store it as if it were fermenting (temp control, no light) and you'll be fine for a day or two.

And if this party has been going for a year now, don't you think you could steal away for a day or two??? That's a long time to party without a brewing break...:)
 
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