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Old 03-10-2011, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Making starter - Krausen space?

So I am making my first lager, and I am doing a starter and I do not know what to expect at all. I do not have any foam eliminator so I am wondering if I need to worry about high krausen owning me and bubbling over.

This is the container I will be using on a stirplate (stirbar going at it.) I have filled it up (eyeballed) to just over three liters. Mr. Malty tells me to use about 3 liters for an old pack/vial of liquid yeast. I will be using Wyeast 2001 or Wlp800 (basically the same.) Temperatures inside will be about 68-70 degrees.



Do I have anything to worry about?

Thanks so much in advance.

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:38 AM   #2
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No.

Side question: You are doing a starter in a juice jug? Why?

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Old 03-10-2011, 05:38 AM   #3
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Side question: You are doing a starter in a juice jug? Why?
Because it is a wonderful container of holding? I have the lid. Just going to sterilize it like I would a brew bucket, then put in boiled DME and then add yeast once it cools. Cover in foil and let it ferment.

This is bad?
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Nothing wrong with using a pitcher, I use a big old Ball jar. I think that the action of the stir plate will keep your krausen down.

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Because it is a wonderful container of holding? I have the lid. Just going to sterilize it like I would a brew bucket, then put in boiled DME and then add yeast once it cools. Cover in foil and let it ferment.

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Container of holding ROFL!!!!! You made my morning. Not bad at all! Just struck me as an odd container, vs what I have seen typically.

Rock on!
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I have never gotten much krausen with my starters and a stir plate. Just make sure you don't totally seal up your container of holding, you want some gas exchange. Good Luck!

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I have never had a problem with my starters until yesterday, it was the first one that ever blew through my air lock. The only thing I did different this time was to add some yeast nutrients.

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