Had to wait to pitch yeast

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Had to wait to pitch yeast

Postby pirate357 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:05 pm

Hey everyone. I made my batch about 4 hours ago, but I pulled my wort chiller way to early. I haven't been able to pitch my yeast because the temp is still about 90-100. I put the wort in my bucket and put the lid and airlock on as soon I pulled the chiller, so I don't know what the risk of contamination is going to be. It looks like its going to be about 4 and a half to 5 hours before I can finally pitch my yeast. Is this delay going to hurt my beer? Thanks.
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Postby pirate357 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:14 am

Well, after finally cooling down in my fridge, the wort was in the bucket for about 6 hours with the lid on it. Should I be worried? My sanitation was really thorough, so I don't know what the risks could be. Thanks.
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Postby jawbox » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:44 am

pitch plenty of yeast I think you should be ok if it was sealed.
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Had to wait to pitch yeast

Postby bfabre » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:13 pm

You said you put a air lock on the carboy. What was in the airlock? Distilled water or cheap Vodka. The reason I ask is that a hot liquid cooling down will create a vacuum in the cantainer it is in. With the airlock on the carboy it might just drink the contents of the airlock. Undoing all of your sanitation efforts.
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