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Offline Dave

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Beer Brewer Brain Fart
« on: April 26, 2015, 01:27:11 PM »
I had 2 gallons of cold water already in the fermenter  to chill the Caribou Slobber Wort   Then dumped the wort in ... sludge and all... Then the rest of cold water to get 72f temp etc...   I did use a filtering sock  for grains and hops  ,, and it is fermenting very well after 24 hrs  But is very muddy  and my concern is if I ruined the flavor or not to panic.  Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Re: Beer Brewer Brain Fart
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 01:41:43 PM »
No worries. It will just give you more sludge in bottom of fermenter, should not cause any problems. Some brewers do it that way every time
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Re: Beer Brewer Brain Fart
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 01:43:03 PM »
Don't panic. Let it ferment out, let it set for another week of so. Rack off the cakes of true and yeast gently to your bottling bucket or keg.
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Re: Beer Brewer Brain Fart
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 01:43:53 PM »
Don't panic. All that sludge will eventually settle out in the bottom of the fermenter with minimal (if any) impact on the flavor of the finished beer.
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Re: Beer Brewer Brain Fart
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 02:59:29 PM »
Thanks  I feel better now