Waiting til the next day?

Sat May 20, 2006 9:31 pm

Hey is there a issue with after you go thru the boil, to wait until the next day to pitch your yeast?

Also I don't have a chiller so I just let it do it on its own in my basement, I do plan on making one soon, but does the lengthy cooling time hurt the wort at all?

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Sat May 20, 2006 10:28 pm

Im fairly new to brewing myself, but from what I know: leaving the wort overnight just increases your chances of getting nasties (contamination) going. Let the wort cool down on it's own helps in promoting wild yeast and bacteria growth - your wort will be at a temp optimal for the bugs to grow. All this is true unless the wort is sealed in the kettle and that will create other problems, the cooling wort will create a vacuum in the kettle that will be a pain in the arse to open! Also, rapid chilling of the wort will cause a cold break causing proteins to condense and drop out of solution. These are proteins you want to leave behind...if you want better beer.

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Sun May 21, 2006 4:37 am

Also a long slow cool down will allow the wort to stay in the DMS production zone too long. You will end up with Canned Corn beer, ok if you are making a Rolling Rock clone.
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Sun May 21, 2006 10:03 pm

Hmmm, I really have to get out and get my chiller....

Well I left it in my garage to cool, and I'm sure it took hours.

oh well the yeast is pitched and I'll see what I end up with, thanks for the replies.
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Mon May 22, 2006 5:33 am

Yeah. A wort chiller is an essential if you are doing full volume boils. If you are only boiling a part of the total wort, you can top off with very cold water to get it to temp as fast as possible. Also, you can fill your bathtub with water and ice, and sit your kettle in it to cool faster.

You will notice better quality in your beer if you cool as fast as possible.

I built my wort chiller with 25' of bendable copper tubing ($25), a cheap garden hose ($5), and a couple of hose clamps ($1). Works well - cools my wort in about 15 minutes.

By the way, I am from Central Illinois. Which part of Illinois are you from?
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Wed May 24, 2006 10:05 am

CaskDrainer wrote:
By the way, I am from Central Illinois. Which part of Illinois are you from?


Just west of Rockford, Used to live In Champaign/Urbana for a couple years.
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Just west of Rockford.... Belvidere Here (7mi east) where you at... Pec, Winn, Freeport?
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Fri May 26, 2006 8:32 am

Freeport here bro...I work in Rockford though.

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