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Old 05-25-2010, 02:51 AM   #1
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I have a 1000ml flask that takes a #9 stopper. But I can't seem to find a #9 stopper. I plan on making a yeast starter for my next brew in this flask. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 05-25-2010, 03:31 AM   #2
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Cover it loosely with a rubber band an plastic wrap or tin foil.You could always go with the old fashioned hole-in-a-balloon air lock.

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Old 05-25-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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take the flask wherever youd get a stopper and measure it right there. if it fits go for it

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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Don't use a stopper when making a starter. Use a piece of snitzed foil. You want Oxygen to get in and Co2 get out.

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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Loosely crimp a piece of sanitized tinfoil on that flask and you're all set!

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I used a stopper one time for a starter, now its just foil as it is much easier to deal with when using a stir plate to allow for a good gas exchange.

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Old 05-26-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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I was planning on a using a stopper with an airlock. Does oxygen not get in with an airlock?

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Nope, things get out not in with an airlock. Think of it as a check valve, it lets pressure out but not back in.

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an 8 1/2 stopper fits a standard 1000ml flask.

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