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Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

My Original Gravity measured at 38, but I don't know if that's relevant.

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/i-think-i-ruined-my-first-brewI think I ruined my first brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.

Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

My Original Gravity measured at 38, but I don't know if that's relevant.

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/i-think-i-ruined-my-first-brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.

Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

My Original Gravity measured at 38, but I don't know if that's relevant.

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: I think I ruined my first brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.

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Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

My Original Gravity measured at 38, but I don't know if that's relevant.

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/i-think-i-ruined-my-first-brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.

Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/i-think-i-ruined-my-first-brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.

Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

My Original Gravity measured at 38, but I don't know if that's relevant.

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/i-think-i-ruined-my-first-brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.

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Today I tried my very first brew using a Coopers DIY kit. I was told the Lager mix that comes with the kit probably won't taste amazing, but it should be hardy and forgiving for beginners that don't have a temperature controlled fridge yet.

The instructions recommend making sure the water temperature is between 21-27 degrees celcius before adding yeast. But it also said to add the yeast ASAP after mixing. So, stupidly, I didn't do a wet run and didn't have any (properly) cold water and as a result my mix was at 36 degrees when I added the yeast! Even now, an hour later I think it's at about 34 degrees.

So, instead of bottling in a few days then waiting a month to find out if it's ruined, I was considering scrapping this batch and trying again (with a wet run first to get the temperature right this time). So my question is: will tasting it in a few days be sufficient to tell if I need to start again? How exactly will I know?

Note I've looked at this question which is similar to mine, but a bit of a different issue: http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/i-think-i-ruined-my-first-brew

Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really looking forward to my first good batch :) Then, once I have a proper fridge I would love to try some more adventurous recipes.