Late Start on Brew Day

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  1. jeffpn

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    What are your thoughts on letting my chilled wort sit overnight (8-10 hours) before I rack it from the kettle to the primary fermemter? Is there a huge risk of infection? I’d have it covered with the kettle lid. I think I’ve heard of people who do that. I never have. This is probably the latest start I’ve ever gotten. Should have plenty of time to settle though, eh?
     
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    Put the kettle lid on, then wrap plastic wrap around the lid and the rim similar to a clamp to seal the kettle
     
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    Should I put some chewing gum in the thermometer hole that’s predrilled in the lid?

    Incidentally, the kettle has clamps on it, but it’s designed for another lid. A still lid, or something like that.
     
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    you could rack it in the fermenter tonight, don't pitch yeast, and pop the airlock on. Let it cool overnight, pitch yeast tomorrow.
     
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    I use a glass fermenter. A hot rack into it is not an option. I’m not interested in no chill either.

    Many times I let the chilled wort sit in the kettle 3-4 hours to settle before racking. What’s another 5-7 hours, right?
     
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    Maybe mix a campden tablet in with the wort? it helps keep bugs away, you would have to use powder and stir and also not be allergic to sulfates
     
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    na might mess up the fermentation, I take that back
     
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    No problem. I don’t have any campden tablets anyway. 40 minutes to go in the boil, 10:30 PM. I’m burning the midnight wort!!
     
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    what I've done its wait till the steam is gone completely then add to a completely sealed bucket, stick it in the freezer for the night and its always been fine
     
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    #10 jeffpn, Oct 27, 2017
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    I don’t mind chilling it. It only takes five and a half minutes. I like to let it settle before I rack it. Like I said earlier, 2-4 hours (although I said 3-4 earlier). I’m not staying up that late!
     
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    if you're yeast is healthy and you seal it up, I don't see any problems with it.
     
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    Chill it and it should be okay as long as you don't oxygenate it.
     
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    Don't leave it warm. Lactobacillus loves warm.
     
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    #14 jeffpn, Oct 27, 2017
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    Well, wort is chilled, yeast is pitched, and the kettle is even cleaned.

    Nosy, I stir with a paddle attached to a drill. It works up quite a froth. It’s got to be well aerated. I usually get fairly quick yeast activity.

    Just after midnight, and I just poured a nightcap. Goodnight all, and thanks for your input!
     
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    8AM, and I see activity in the airlock. It’s gonna be a good day! I’m on vacation (holiday for you squirrels), and today I’ll be preparing for a small get together my wife and I are having tomorrow. I’ll be highlighting my homebrew, sausage, and other foods I enjoy making.
     
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    I pitched yeast 8pm last night this morn at around 6am 10 hours post pitch my Saison is spitting foam outta the airlock baby!:p

    It might have something to do with my 2lt Starter o_O
     
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    I did about 1/3l starter on my pale ale and the damned airlock was whistling it had so much pressure. Full of goo too which was my own fault for thinking I didn't need the blow off tube.
     

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