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Offline chrismccull

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Mashing Overnight
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:46:59 AM »
Do you see any issues with mashing one day and boiling the next?  I'd like to start brewing after work, but, I can't finish the batch as I get home late.  I'd like to mash one night and then boil the wort and pitch the yeast the next.  I don't see any reason this wouldn't work.

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Re: Question
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 09:50:43 AM »
Only one: lacto... however when people do this on purpose (Berlinerweisse etc) they usually introduce dry grain when the wort is at 120F.

I know some people leave their mash overnight with no ill effect reported - That's 12 hours whereas this is 24 though.

I suspect you'll be alright.
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Re: Question
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 10:12:11 AM »
Thanks, I didn't think that there would be much of an issue.

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Re: Mashing Overnight
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 11:57:54 AM »
One issue though will be to clean the tun as soon as the mash is done, though. I left that over night in warm weather ONCE. That is not a nice smell.
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Re: Mashing Overnight
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 12:35:18 PM »
I have a cooler of grain on my front porch that has been sitting there since Sunday. Looking forward to cleaning it out  :facepalm:
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Re: Mashing Overnight
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 12:39:07 PM »
Use a gas mask.
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Re: Mashing Overnight
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 02:03:46 PM »
Quote from: "Kyle"
One issue though will be to clean the tun as soon as the mash is done, though. I left that over night in warm weather ONCE. That is not a nice smell.


Pretty nasty.  I did that, then had to let it soak in Oxy for a couple days to get rid of the smell.  Now I empty the tun during the boil.

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Re: Mashing Overnight
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 03:20:33 PM »
Once I get that sour moldy smell, I'll usually dump it. I once went 2 weeks and when I opened I actually vomited. Some people never learn
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