Fly Sparging Temp

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Fly Sparging Temp

Postby Cornish Knocker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:20

Got a brew on recently, the first for a couple of months. All went smoothly and bottled said beer a week ago.

I now have a horrible feeling I fly sparged at 85 degs instead of 75 degs :doh:

I tasted it while bottling and it didn't taste as I was expecting although I had cold crashed it to about 3 degs when having a sneaky sample.

What will this do to the finished beer?

I'm running very low on stocks so hope it's not a total disaster.

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Re: Fly Sparging Temp

Postby robwalker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:23

It'll extract astringency, so you'll notice a sharper tannic bite to the beer if it's gone wrong.
But, it'll be fine ;) on small volumes and with the liquor being sparged slowly through and being exposed to air , it's probably sub 80.

Worst case just dry hop the crap out of it.
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Re: Fly Sparging Temp

Postby Joe1002 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 13:26

robwalker wrote:Worst case just dry hop the crap out of it.


It's already bottled.

A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
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Re: Fly Sparging Temp

Postby Cornish Knocker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 18:17

Thanks. I'll see how it is. I've got very little else to drink, so might be a case of getting used to it. I might not even taste the difference.

Got a brew planned for Saturday, a Panhead Supercharger clone, so will have some more beer in the not too distant future.

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Re: Fly Sparging Temp

Postby jonnymorris » Thu Oct 05, 2017 19:31

I always get my sparge liquor up to c.85degC and it's never much above 70 in the tun when fly sparging.

In short, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: Fly Sparging Temp

Postby Kev888 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 00:05

It is mainly the temperature in/around the grain bed that matters; this will be lower than the sparge liquor and will also take more time for the lower parts to warm up. If just the sparge liquor was 85c then I'd not expect a particular problem, if the majority of the grain bed had gone to 85c then probably some negative effect, but unlikely to be a complete disaster; it partly depends on how well the pH was managed and how much you sparged.

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Re: Fly Sparging Temp

Postby PeeBee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:49

Aaarg! I forgot to turn my money over when I noticed my last beer had started fermenting. It's had it ...

You don't want to put too much faith in the scare stories you read. All that will happen now is you will have convinced yourself that its all gone wrong and imagine the effects it has had when drinking the stuff. Imagination is a much bigger problem hitting beer than real issues.

This bunch is pretty good at discrediting some of the "must do" procedures: http://brulosophy.com/exbeeriments/

Relax. (This comes to you from one who is medically treated for anxiety).
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