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I need some help, I'm making a new batch and when I added my water and wort, my water was not cold enough and now my thermometer is in the too hot zone. I put the whole keg in the fridge to try and cool it down, is this a good idea or is there any way to bring it down to the proper temp?

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Yeah, leaving it in the fridge (or freezer, if you monitor it very closely) would probably be the safest thing. How much too hot are we talking about?

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Air is not a very good conductor so I might try to find a way to use ice or chilled water to cool down a wort that was at too high a temperature. You might stick the keg in a sink filled with ice (but be careful that the iced water does not enter the keg)...

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Air is not a very good conductor so I might try to find a way to use ice or chilled water to cool down a wort that was at too high a temperature. You might stick the keg in a sink filled with ice (but be careful that the iced water does not enter the keg)...

 

I was thinking of that, but I was a little concerned about the possibility of water going up the spigot. Maybe I'm wrong though.

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Not to mention the growth of bacteria or mold. When I use a cooler I make sure I wipe away any moisture from the ice pack.

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