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Offline Dave Savoie

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Oh god no !!!!
« on: January 24, 2011, 08:59:31 AM »
I fell asleep last night after brewing while my wort was sitting on the deck and it stayed there overnight and partially froze anyone have any  info on this is it a dumper or should I proceed as normal pitch the yeast once the wort warms up a bit ?
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 09:32:53 AM »
Was it covered?

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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 09:34:22 AM »
yes
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 09:39:24 AM »
I haven't read any evidence of what happens to wort when you freeze it, but I would imagine that when it thaws, the composition should still be relatively the same, no?

I have heard of people pitching their yeast, leaving their wort in a cool area to ferment a lager, and having THAT accidentally freeze. They've warmed it up and got it going again (I believe it happened to John Palmer; he mentions it in "How to Brew"), so your situation shouldn't be any worse than that.

Either you dump it and waste it, or pitch the yeast and it turns out awful and you dump that. Might as well go for it once the temps get up to where you want to pitch.

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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 09:41:42 AM »
One nice thing is its super clear :P I do plan to pitch the yeast and hope for the best
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 01:53:31 PM »
it'l be fine, just make sure it warms up a little before pitching
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 02:56:50 PM »
yes I wrapped in it a blanket warmed it up smells divine
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 05:55:27 PM »
just finished brewing the porter, ran out of 2-row, so subbed 1.5# vienna, should be tasty too.
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 06:16:53 PM »
Just heating up my mash water now for first AG... :D
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 06:46:15 PM »
And you didn't invite anyone over?  Tisk tisk.  :)

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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 07:03:35 PM »
very good point...

... next time :D
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 07:12:46 PM »
Hope all goes well !!!!!! pictures man pictures post that shit to FB
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 07:33:43 PM »
rgr that.
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 10:29:06 PM »
my camera is screwed. wanted more photos but I need to rebuild the lend to remove some wine that got in there. got a couple of snaps of the giant bowling ball 'o grain.

note: i didn't put the wine in the camera :P
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Re: Oh god no !!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 12:14:00 PM »
Well fermentation has started on the IPA thank god slight lag due to temperature but should be rolling hard when I get home from work
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