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Andrew S. Webster
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Username: Tacomabrewer

Post Number: 261
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm making 10 gallons of an ESB clone, and had my first rest @~50C, and was trying to get up to 70C (158F), but my cooler is too small to fit any more boiling water! DOH! I have it up to 149.4F right now.

My two options are this: Leave it how it is, then take out part of the mash and heat it on the stove to get up to Mash out temp (168F), or transfer the whole thing to what is supposed to be my boil kettle (converted keg) and heat it to 158, then 168...then transfer it back into the cooler to do the sparge, because there is no real manifold in the keg. Transfering 22lbs of grain twice doesn't sound like a lot of fun to me...

HELP!! Please...what would you do?
 

Andrew S. Webster
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Username: Tacomabrewer

Post Number: 262
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

okay, decided to do it the hard way. Transferred to my keg, and heated it up to 158F. Can anyone tell me if it will matter that it spent 30 min at 150, then down to 140 or so (because of the transfer) and the back up to 158? Is the fermentability of the wort going to different than it would be if I had went straight up to 158?
 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 507
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Andrew,

I believe it will be a little more fermentable because of the lower saccrification rest temps.

I had the same thing happen to my dunkleweiss last spring. I turned it into a turbid mash, meaning I just actually started sparging and heating the runnoff (in the microwave 1 qt at a time)and returning it back to the mash. It was slow but it worked.

Good luck with the ESB.

David