Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Wyeast leak!?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
Aleforge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lake St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,356
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Wyeast leak!?

Has anyone ever has a Wyeast pack pop at the bottom when you smack it? I had one yesterday happen and it shot yeast all over my shirt. Those things always make me nervous!

__________________
PRIMARY - Irish Red
PRIMARY - Apple Bee Cider
PRIMARY - Dunkelweizen
PRIMARY - Orange Blossom Mead

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." -- Mahatma Gandhi
Aleforge is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
springer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
springer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wappingers falls NY
Posts: 4,990
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts

Default

Well I don't smack it with a lot of force. I just lay the smack pack on the counter feel for the inner packet move it to the corner and push down on it with the palm of my hand. It pops fairly easy this way.

__________________

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan

springer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
ArcaneXor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,399
Liked 74 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I usually push the nutrient packet into a bottom corner and secure it there with my left hand, and then give it a smack with the right. It pops easily that way. No need to spank it with the old BDSM paddle.

__________________
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/-
Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I
Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild
ArcaneXor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
Aleforge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lake St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,356
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I pushed the little guy into one corner, and smacked the pack holding it in my left palm with my right hand. I am hoping it actually popped when that happened and it didn't have a small leak before hand. Today the batch still isn't taking off, although I dumped the pack into a sanitized container and it was bubbling away when I tossed her in.



Oh well!

__________________
PRIMARY - Irish Red
PRIMARY - Apple Bee Cider
PRIMARY - Dunkelweizen
PRIMARY - Orange Blossom Mead

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." -- Mahatma Gandhi
Aleforge is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The CO2 leak that wasn't... ElCorredor Bottling/Kegging 10 06-24-2009 10:38 PM
Air Leak Phishermen1981 General Techniques 5 12-04-2008 07:40 AM
I've got a leak Professor Frink General Beer Discussion 11 05-31-2008 05:07 PM
Where is my leak? Striker169 Bottling/Kegging 9 08-21-2007 02:29 AM
Help - Leak!!!! BeerSlinger Equipment/Sanitation 13 11-16-2006 03:32 PM