The first time I ever bought a WL yeast the guy warned me to open it slowly "like a warm bottle of shaken soda" so that it wouldn't gush.
Consider the pressure proof that the yeast is viable. And losing some is not an issue at all since you are doing a starter.
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Last edited by dontman; 07-22-2009 at 03:16 AM.