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Old 09-27-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Erlenmeyer flask without gas stove

Hi All,

As I look into getting a "real flask" I wanted to see what others do that have ceramic glass top stoves. I would like to do all my boiling and cooling in the flask, yet I don't have a gas stove. Does anyone use bunsen burners?

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Old 09-27-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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Do you have a gas grill with a side burner , that's what I use?

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Old 09-27-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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Do you have a gas grill with a side burner , that's what I use?
hmmm....yeah, I do happen to have that. I didn't think about it. I'm wondering if I would cause myself issues with all the things floating in the air out there! Course, no idea whats floating in the air in my pet filled house either!
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Why cant you boil on a ceramic stove? I do it...

Or I just draw wort from the kettle after it has been boiling for 10-20 minutes and drain that to the flask, chill, innoculate, 16 hours later it is finished and pitched.

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Nah, when your boiling it will be fine, if you feel the need just put some foil on it.

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I've only had my ceramic for 1 year, I do recall in the booklet it came with, it said not to use cookware like pyrex. I think I read some forums out there that cited some examples of the glass fusing with the ceramic top. I dont recall what brand.

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I've only had my ceramic for 1 year, I do recall in the booklet it came with, it said not to use cookware like pyrex. I think I read some forums out there that cited some examples of the glass fusing with the ceramic top. I dont recall what brand.
I just put foil under it, for more even heating... seems to work fine.
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I have had BAD experiences with glass and ceramic top stoves. I try to be careful with mine...wish I didn't have it, came with the house.

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Ive used foil under mine... to more evenly heat the flask and to protect the surface from any potential boil over...

Any reason that this will not work?

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After a year with my ceramic top, I am less paranoid with it. However sometimes when we go on vacation and use a rental house with a ceramic top, we've used foil on the burner to heat up tortillas. I have noticed that it leaves some marks. Have you noticed anything Pol?

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