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Storing wort after mashing

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Carey Lewis asks,
Q

Is it okay to mash and lauter your grain and then store the wort in the fridge until you have time to go through the boiling/cooling/racking-to-fermenter procedure?

 

A
Some brewers use a technique called flotation to separate cold trub (the solid matter) formed during wort cooling from the wort. The old method of flotation occurs before yeast is pitched and
Response by Ashton Lewis.