Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Every SINGLE Time!!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 01:55 AM   #1
wobrien
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
 
wobrien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA
Posts: 3,015
Liked 1203 Times on 806 Posts
Likes Given: 386

Default Every SINGLE Time!!

I boil the starter for five minutes, remove from heat and add a little water mixed with yeast nutrient too soon and cause a volcano of starter wort on my stove. EVERY TIME!

Maybe I'll learn one day...

__________________
Olde Glory Brewing Co.
wobrien is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 03:07 AM   #2
raouliii
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
raouliii's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 856
Liked 75 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 124

Default

Add the nutrient before the boil.

I have created my share of volcanos. It's such a helpless feeling. I'm at about 75% boilovers and it has always been when I try to add additional water, extract or stir bar without waiting long enough after the boil stops. I restart the boil after the addition.

I must constantly remind myself to leave it be.

I squeeze the contents of one of these simethicone tablets into my boil and it helps break up the bubbles of a simmering boil quite well.

__________________
On Tap:
Second Amendment Amber
Rearranger IPA
Big Breasted Blonde
NippleRub Ultra

In the Chamber:
Empty

Next Up:
Ponchy Pale Ale - Falconer's Flight
raouliii is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 03:11 AM   #3
duboman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,356
Liked 503 Times on 465 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

Put the DME and the yeast nutrient in, add the water to the required volume you need, bring to a boil leave for 5-10 minutes and cool

If you are using a flask get some Ferm cap or baby drops with simethicone. Once on heat, add a few drops and you're good to go

__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010
duboman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 03:40 AM   #4
SVB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Posts: 46
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Try some fermcap-s... it saves a lot of heartache.

__________________
SVB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 05:19 AM   #5
osagedr
Recovering from Sobriety
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
osagedr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 2,498
Liked 99 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting the results to change.

I now just boil my starters for 15 minutes in a pot, then pour into my sanitized flask. My last boilover was more than a dozen starters ago.

Oh yeah, and +1 on the Fermcap.

__________________

2012 Canadian Brewer of the Year
2013 Canadian Brewer of the Year

@evilgoatbrewing

osagedr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
wobrien
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
 
wobrien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA
Posts: 3,015
Liked 1203 Times on 806 Posts
Likes Given: 386

Default

I know I know, you guys are right. But I'm such a creature of habit that I always forget. It won't happen next time though.

Also, for the first time ever, I will not pour the stir bar into the fermenter. Yeah right...

__________________
Olde Glory Brewing Co.
wobrien is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #7
mburnett274
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Posts: 92
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

can some wort for starters. its wonderful!

__________________
mburnett274 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #8
Grossy
Grossy Proudfoot
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grossy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 460
Liked 113 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

I switched to 2000ml Pyrex beakers.
No more Erlenmeyer flasks.
Boil in the beakers.

I do two at a time, for my 10 gallon batches.

Add water.
Place aluminum foil over water to sanitize.
Boil water 10 minutes.
Remove the foil,
Turn off the heat, add the DME.
Once DME is dissolved I boil.
Turn off the heat.
Put foil back on, Chill.

Pitch the yeast, place in fermentation chamber.

Every thing is heat sanitized, and no house flies in the chamber.

__________________
.
Northfarthing Brewery
Grossy Proudfoot, Proprietor

"That was proper 1420, that was."
- Old Gaffer at the Bywater Inn
Grossy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #9
william_shakes_beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,206
Liked 164 Times on 131 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The flask shape accentuates the effects of the boilover. FYI, I always boil and cool in a sauce pan, pitch yeast and then pour the entire thing into a 2L flask. After my first kettle boilover, I had visions of a flask exploding and and spewing hot stick wort and glass shards everyware like napalm.

__________________
william_shakes_beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #10
aubiecat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alexander City, Alabama
Posts: 1,197
Liked 128 Times on 97 Posts
Likes Given: 41

Default

Canned starter wort FTW!

__________________

Blake
Electric BIAB Build | BIAB Mesh False Bottom | Controller/Fermentation Chest

aubiecat 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
Wiring Single PID and Timer to a single buzzer/flasher Olive Drab Electric Brewing 3 12-08-2012 09:19 PM
yet another 120v single element, single pump panel build Elfmaze Electric Brewing 7 11-04-2012 10:07 PM
Another P-J Diagram: BIAB 5500W Single Vessel Single Pump, Illuminated Switches johnodon Electric Brewing 38 09-16-2012 04:56 AM
Almost time to brew a Märzen - Single infusion with melanoidin recipe critique gritmaster Recipes/Ingredients 0 02-03-2012 04:31 AM
Time to take the plunge... Single Tier Plans Anthony_Lopez Brew Stands 67 05-08-2009 02:22 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS