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Title: Wort Storage?
Post by: Pi on March 25, 2011, 06:44:08 PM
I made some changes to my RIMS this week and was gonna run a small batch thru for calibration. I dont have the time or ingredients to do a boil. Can you store the wort without boiling? If so how long? What about freezing (Gallon Ziplocs to use for starters priming speise)?
Oops! here comes the wife (she thinks I'm working on our taxes). Gotta run, Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: euge on March 25, 2011, 07:16:58 PM
I made some changes to my RIMS this week and was gonna run a small batch thru for calibration. I dont have the time or ingredients to do a boil. Can you store the wort without boiling? If so how long? What about freezing (Gallon Ziplocs to use for starters priming speise)?
Oops! here comes the wife (she thinks I'm working on our taxes). Gotta run, Thanks for the help.

Freezing sounds like a great idea.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: oscarvan on March 25, 2011, 08:42:03 PM
Oops! here comes the wife (she thinks I'm working on our taxes). Gotta run, Thanks for the help.

"Honey, one of the guys on the forum is an accountant, I was asking him a question.....REALLY.....please honey, PUT THE KNIFE AWAY!"
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: Mark G on March 25, 2011, 09:47:07 PM
Freezing works. I usually collect a liter or two of second runnings from my mash just for starters and freeze them in jars until I'm ready to use them. Then I defrost and boil them in my erlenmeyer flask when I'm ready to make the starter.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: violaleebrews on March 26, 2011, 12:44:08 AM
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I usually collect a liter or two of second runnings from my mash just for starters and freeze them in jars until I'm ready to use them.

that's a way to simple idea for anyone NOT to employ!  thanks!
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: dano14041 on March 26, 2011, 02:07:32 AM
Oops! here comes the wife (she thinks I'm working on our taxes). Gotta run, Thanks for the help.

"Honey, one of the guys on the forum is an accountant, I was asking him a question.....REALLY.....please honey, PUT THE KNIFE AWAY!"

Well, it is true. There are a couple of accountants on the forum, so that could be a plausible excuse.  ;D
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: a10t2 on March 26, 2011, 05:13:13 PM
Freezing works. I usually collect a liter or two of second runnings from my mash just for starters and freeze them in jars until I'm ready to use them. Then I defrost and boil them in my erlenmeyer flask when I'm ready to make the starter.
I do essentially the same thing, but I boil the wort up front, pour it in a milk jug while it's still at pasteurization temperature, put some foil over the top, and throw it in the freezer. When I'm ready to make the next starter, I just thaw and use the wort.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: ccarlson on March 27, 2011, 02:03:56 PM
I usually freeze some in old plastic Coke bottles. Then boil, chill and use it for starters.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: Kirk on March 28, 2011, 06:10:24 PM
Freezing works. I usually collect a liter or two of second runnings from my mash just for starters and freeze them in jars until I'm ready to use them. Then I defrost and boil them in my erlenmeyer flask when I'm ready to make the starter.
I do essentially the same thing, but I boil the wort up front, pour it in a milk jug while it's still at pasteurization temperature, put some foil over the top, and throw it in the freezer. When I'm ready to make the next starter, I just thaw and use the wort.

Wow, I hadn't heard that before!  What a great way to use excess wort.  Sure beats making starter wort from DME.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: oscarvan on March 30, 2011, 01:45:04 AM
Freezing works. I usually collect a liter or two of second runnings from my mash just for starters and freeze them in jars until I'm ready to use them. Then I defrost and boil them in my erlenmeyer flask when I'm ready to make the starter.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: Wort Storage?
Post by: jrlooney on March 31, 2011, 01:10:40 PM
Freezing works. I usually collect a liter or two of second runnings from my mash just for starters and freeze them in jars until I'm ready to use them. Then I defrost and boil them in my erlenmeyer flask when I'm ready to make the starter.

Gah! fantastic idea.