I'm planning on brewing a Black IPA this weekend with an OG of 1.075. I've never done a beer with this high of an OG before so for the first time I figured I would need a yeast starter.
I mixed it up okay but kind of overestimated how much I would boil off in the pot. I was shooting for 1.5 quarts in my two quart jug, but ended up with more like 1.8 quarts (I also didn't account for the volume of the liquid yeast pack). I went to bed worried it would overflow, and when I walked out to the kitchen at 1 AM to check on it, sure enough it had.
Do you guys think it'll be alright? Or should I run to the homebrew store and buy a few emergency liquid packs? The lid is covered with sanitized aluminum foil. I've probably lost less than 5% of the volume.
Luckily I anticipated this and put my stir plate inside a cake pan for spill containment. And I put the stir plate on top of some rubber stoppers and put a paper plate between the stir plate and the jug to keep my stir plate from getting guncked up. When SWMBO saw the mess was contained inside the pan this morning she said it was a good thing I thought of that or my brewing days would have been over in the kitchen.