Over heated wort

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Over heated wort

Postby Bowhunter » Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:53 pm

HI Guys:

I just did a dumb thing. I had Just finished the rests for my all grain mash and began raising the temperature to 168*F to stop enzyme activity. While waiting for the temp. to rise I started to page through my BYO magazine and got carried away. When I checked the mash it had reached 200*F. Yeah thats right 200*F I dumped in a large quanity of ice cubes which quickly dropped the temp. I then finished the remaining brewing procedures and pitched the yeast. My question is, Did I ruin this batch of beer?

Thanks: Tom
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You didn't with

Postby fitz » Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:30 am

You didn't with too high of wort temp, but you shouldn't put ice cubes in to cool it down. Once you get the enzyme activity finished too high of wort temp shouldn't be a concern
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Fitz

Postby Bowhunter » Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:18 am

Thanks for your info. I feel better now.

Tom
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