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View Poll Results: What do you use to cover your starters?
airlock/bubbler 8 14.55%
foil 44 80.00%
something else 3 5.45%
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:48 AM   #1
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This has undoubtedly been asked before but I couldn't find a poll. What do you use to cover your starters?

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:49 AM   #2
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Tin Foil......

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:53 AM   #3
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Foil FTW.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/stop...arters-104529/

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:59 AM   #4
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as the link flyangler posted says, putting airlocks on your starters is doing them a disservice. Foil.

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Tin foil. Gotta let the oxygen get to the yeast otherwise they get angry.

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:31 AM   #6
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ya Ive been using foil too. I just keep reading and seeing so much info (outside of this forum) about airlocks and was thinking about giving it a try. I was curious what the percentage is around here- and thanks for that link flyangler

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:31 AM   #7
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foil. and not always just on starters. I've frequently just used foil on fermenting carboys

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I used to use airlocks but just recently tried foil because of flyangler's thread. It seemed to work OK (it went like any other starter though...no different) but I still was uneasy about having a 'finished' starter just sitting there with no airlock. Once it's finished it doesn't really have much positive pressure. I'm still unsure of the improvement of foil over an airlock when you're not using a stirplate (I'll get/make a stirplate someday but I don't have one now). It just didn't seem to go any different than using an airlock.

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Foil or suffer the wrath of Flyangler . . .

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:30 PM   #10
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basically the same thing as foil...but I picked 'something else' because I've been using sanitized saran wrap....(on loose of course...)

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