Hey all – I gloriously came out of semi-retirement this weekend and brewed a Deadringer. But I clearly am rusty & made a rookie mistake. When I was done with the brew and pulled the kettle off the heat, I intended to cool the wort down… but I poured it into the carboy to sit in the ice bath, instead of keeping it in the kettle.
The plastic is clearly not responding the same way aluminum does… the temp is slowly creeping downward but to get under 70 where I can add yeast, at this pace will probably take ~3 hours. I’ve got a sanitized thermometer sitting in there, but otherwise just need to wait.
Is this going to kill my batch?