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Old 11-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #11
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If you use best practice procedures and properly sanitize then there should be no worries. This goes for the entire process as it is not the only time transfers will be involved in the brewing process.

Anything that comes in contact with your chilled wort or finished beer has the potential to infect the batch so now is the time to understand and master your cleaning and sanitizing procedures
Well yeah I'm pretty good about sanitizing everything I just wanted to have one less thing to worry about.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #12
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Lush -

I'd say you are on the right track with the "one less thing to worry about" attitude. No point in worrying with a transfer from kettle to flask if you can easily avoid it. I boil on a regular electric coil stove all the time. I just use a wire gauze - http://www.sciencelab.com/page/S/PVAR/20932/10-4000

Matt hit it on the head - get some FermCap or gas drop and there is 0% chance of boiling over.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #13
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Ah, you're all a bunch of worry-worts (pun intended) in regards to contamination. It takes a lot less time to cool your wort in a big pot than it does in a flask. Less time spent cooling equals less chance of contamination, so it's a trade-off.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #14
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I use a camping stove indoors(with the window open) and don't have any problems at all. However, I do first boil the starter wort in a pot on the regular stove first until the hot break is over, and then transfer it to the flask to continue the boil for 10 minutes or so on the camping stove.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #15
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I use a camping stove indoors(with the window open) and don't have any problems at all. However, I do first boil the starter wort in a pot on the regular stove first until the hot break is over, and then transfer it to the flask to continue the boil for 10 minutes or so on the camping stove.
IMO, windows open does not create a safe environment to burn propane indoors and personally I wouldn't be recommending that

Second, while I understand you boiling the way you do you are also increasing opportunity for accident by transferring a boiling hot liquid between vessels when really not necessary, get some Ferm Cap and the flask won't gush on you.

Sorry, I'm a parent and have read too many threads of people getting hurt unnecessarily.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #16
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Boil it on the stove and get the good quality flask that you can just dip in an ice bath in the sink and it cools down really quick. As for the boil over issue, just watch it as it heats, take the time to read up on one of your homebrew books you have or should have, and then turn down the heat. I haven't had an issue with boil overs for awhile but it never hurts to have an oven mitt handy.

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:10 AM   #17
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IMO, windows open does not create a safe environment to burn propane indoors and personally I wouldn't be recommending that

Second, while I understand you boiling the way you do you are also increasing opportunity for accident by transferring a boiling hot liquid between vessels when really not necessary, get some Ferm Cap and the flask won't gush on you.

Sorry, I'm a parent and have read too many threads of people getting hurt unnecessarily.
Meh I suppose the transfer isn't the safest thing in the world, but the amount of liquid transferred is tiny because you don't need to use the full starter volume to dissolve the DME into it. I keep most of the liquid in the flask.

As for the stove, as long as you are watching the flame to make sure it doesn't go out and have some good ventilation, I don't think there is much to worry about, but there is nothing wrong with being overly cautious and doing it on the porch if it feels safer
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I used it inside during the blackout and it was ok.

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Ah, you're all a bunch of worry-worts (pun intended) in regards to contamination. It takes a lot less time to cool your wort in a big pot than it does in a flask. Less time spent cooling equals less chance of contamination, so it's a trade-off.
As long as you have sanitized foil over the top of the flask contaminants won't be able to get in, so that's not really a worry.
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As long as you have sanitized foil over the top of the flask contaminants won't be able to get in, so that's not really a worry.
Can you put those special foam stoppers on a hot flask?
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