Can I stop the process?

Reads 1299 • Replies 12 • Started Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:30:48 AM CT

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sharpe1987
beers 8 º 09:30 Sat 7/28/2012

I have run into a speed bump during my brew day requiring me to leave the house for about half a day.

Is it okay to extract the sweet wort after mashing and wait to begin the boil?

I should be able to get back to my wort in about 7 or 8 hours.

 
TheBeerSommelier
09:37 Sat 7/28/2012


Yeah, youíll be fine. Itís not ideal, but the boiling process will even everything out.

 
BBB63
beers 6509 º places 146 º 09:37 Sat 7/28/2012

should not be a problem

 
nathanjohnson
10:30 Sat 7/28/2012

Make sure you do a hot mash out, denaturing the enzymes, otherwise, as the wort chills back into the saccharification rest temperature, the enzymes will continue to work, making an extremely fermentable wort.

 
sharpe1987
beers 8 º 10:44 Sat 7/28/2012

Originally posted by nathanjohnson
Make sure you do a hot mash out, denaturing the enzymes, otherwise, as the wort chills back into the saccharification rest temperature, the enzymes will continue to work, making an extremely fermentable wort.


Unfortunately my mash tun is a cooler so I am unable to raise the temperature via direct fire as with a kettle style mash tun.

I did a batch sparge at 170F. Will this be sufficient to ensure I donít have too much enzyme activity while I am away?

 
nathanjohnson
12:36 Sat 7/28/2012

Hard to tell. Ideally, youíd want to hit 170, which would require a sparge temp above 170, but it will certainly be better than not.

 
Billicus
beers 291 º places 16 º 12:44 Sat 8/4/2012

Originally posted by nathanjohnson
Make sure you do a hot mash out, denaturing the enzymes, otherwise, as the wort chills back into the saccharification rest temperature, the enzymes will continue to work, making an extremely fermentable wort.


Yes watch out for the saccharification temp, thoses enzymes will become activey creating a very fermetable mixture, Failure to comply may result in a sour sweet malt Licka!

 
Billicus
beers 291 º places 16 º 12:44 Sat 8/4/2012

Dont be folled people I know nothing about brewing!

 
Billicus
beers 291 º places 16 º 12:56 Sat 8/4/2012

is a batch sparge the same as a batch sponge?

 
MatSciGuy
beers 907 º 23:46 Sat 8/4/2012

Originally posted by Billicus
is a batch sparge the same as a batch sponge?


I want a sponge bath now

 
JoeMcPhee
beers 9169 º places 529 º 03:48 Sun 8/5/2012

Billicus - stop being a dick; someoneís asking for advice, just let him get it.

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