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Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 628
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.115.192.76
Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I want to store small amounts of wort to be used as a starter. Can I bottle it instead of the traditional canning method?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11099
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Malta is hopped wort that has been pasteurized and bottled. I would bottle the wort while it is still hot and be very careful about sanitation.
 

michael atkins
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Username: Mga

Post Number: 745
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 02:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually I have been freezing my wort in plastic containers for use as starters later.

Just be sure to boil the wort before using.
 

Steve Anderson
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Username: Steveinmemphis

Post Number: 325
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 03:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used a bottle wort for a starter last week that I had bottled in Sept 2006. It smelled and tasted like fresh wort when I opened it, so I figured it must be ok. When I bottled it over 3 years ago, I did as BP suggests...I poured the boiling wort in a sanitized bottle and set a sanitized cap on the top and allowed it to cool for a few minutes before sealing the cap. While it cooled, the bottle and cap was covered with a paper towel that had been soaked in StarSan in order to prevent any beasts from sneaking into the bottle before it was sealed.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 629
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Michael,

I have so much frozen wort in the freezer my wife is starting to complain. I'm trying to make space.
 

michael atkins
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Post Number: 746
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bierview

Actually so do I.

Great topic. Keep this thread going and I will use BP's,and Steve's, ideas and bottle some myself.

Too bad Malta Goyas dosen't have a lighter version.
 

Andrew S. Webster
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Post Number: 340
Registered: 02-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, when you pour the boiling wort into the bottles, they don't break? I would have thought the thermal shock would cause problems, but guess not?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11101
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 04:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would wait until the wort is a little cooler, more like 130-140 F. At near boiling temperature, wort is dangerous to handle.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 630
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used the heavy flip top bottles. Let it cool in the pot for 5-10 minutes first. No problem.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 632
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 06:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

will air space in a partially filled bottle affect the contents?
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 1352
Registered: 05-2001
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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 07:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

what is wrong wiht the dark color of Malta Goya.

Just decant the beer off of the starter and use the slurry.