Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Starter: Throw it out, or let it go?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
jbhistory
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jbhistory's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 80
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default Starter: Throw it out, or let it go?

I started my first starter on Monday. I put 1 WY1098 smack pack in a 2L starter, to get my 200 billion. All went well, I refrigerated it over night, decanted this morning, and threw in 2000 ML of new wort on top and went to lunch. When I came back, the krausen had leaked out the top (I sterilized my foil) and now I have lost about 100 ML. I was going for a step up to 300 Bill. I am now wondering whether I screwed the pooch on this one. Should I just scrap it, or let it keep going and hope for the best? Opinions?

__________________

"People who drink light 'beer' don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee alot."
-Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

Threat of a Consequence Brewery- TOAC

Bottled: Drinked.... Dranked.... Drunk(ed)
Primary: Jagged Brick English Brown
Secondary:
On Deck: Toddig Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

jbhistory is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
FourSeasonAngler
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
FourSeasonAngler's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oswego, IL
Posts: 383
Liked 62 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 198

Default

I'd still use it. Let it ferment out and crash it. Warm it to pitch temp on brew day and have a homebrew to ease your mind.

__________________

Why is the home brew always gone?

FourSeasonAngler is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
homebrewdad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,154
Liked 348 Times on 255 Posts
Likes Given: 239

Default

Keep it. No need to throw it out.

__________________
Homebrew Dad - blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids.
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.
homebrewdad is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
Fishin-Jay
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fishin-Jay's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Coeur d Alene, I-duh-ho
Posts: 235
Liked 18 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

I'd keep it and use it too. I'd also recommend using an anti foam drop next time in each wort addition to prevent the krausen issue from happening again.

__________________

There's a thin line between fishing and standing on the shore swinging a stick around like an idiot...


Reason: typo
Fishin-Jay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
jbhistory
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jbhistory's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 80
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishin-Jay
I'd keep it and use it too. I'd also recommend using an anti foam drop next time in each wort addition to prevent the krausen issue from happening again.
Thank you all! I will give that anti foam drop a go next time. Cheers!
__________________

"People who drink light 'beer' don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee alot."
-Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

Threat of a Consequence Brewery- TOAC

Bottled: Drinked.... Dranked.... Drunk(ed)
Primary: Jagged Brick English Brown
Secondary:
On Deck: Toddig Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

jbhistory is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
kapbrew13
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: somerset, NJ
Posts: 1,384
Liked 41 Times on 33 Posts

Default

I overflowed a starter and the foil fell off. I used it and had no problems. So you'll be good.

__________________
kapbrew13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
jbhistory
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jbhistory's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 80
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Out of curiosity, I plug in my blow off tube to keep it from making a huge mess, should I just put the foil back on and deal with the mess?

__________________

"People who drink light 'beer' don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee alot."
-Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

Threat of a Consequence Brewery- TOAC

Bottled: Drinked.... Dranked.... Drunk(ed)
Primary: Jagged Brick English Brown
Secondary:
On Deck: Toddig Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

jbhistory is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 10:24 PM   #8
kapbrew13
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: somerset, NJ
Posts: 1,384
Liked 41 Times on 33 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbhistory View Post
Out of curiosity, I plug in my blow off tube to keep it from making a huge mess, should I just put the foil back on and deal with the mess?
If the flask is large enough, no messes should be made. I only make a mess when lazy and can't find my larger flask.
__________________
kapbrew13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 10:27 PM   #9
WoodlandBrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WoodlandBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malden, MA
Posts: 1,866
Liked 140 Times on 136 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbhistory View Post
Out of curiosity, I plug in my blow off tube to keep it from making a huge mess, should I just put the foil back on and deal with the mess?
If it were me I would probably move it to a cooler location until it has settled down and deal with the mess if it keeps up. If you do want to fiddle with it then you might consider moving it to a larger container. (Plastic food storage container, kettle, pickle jar)
__________________

The 2nd edition is now available: Brewing Engineering
Woodland Brewing Research Blog Applied Science for Better Beer.

WoodlandBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #10
jbhistory
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jbhistory's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 80
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I read what I wrote and realized it didn't make sense... I meant to ask if you all think it would be okay to leave my blow off tube attached or if I should take it out (I feel like I read somewhere that it needed to get o2 as well as release co2

__________________

"People who drink light 'beer' don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee alot."
-Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

Threat of a Consequence Brewery- TOAC

Bottled: Drinked.... Dranked.... Drunk(ed)
Primary: Jagged Brick English Brown
Secondary:
On Deck: Toddig Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

jbhistory 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
use it or throw it away? OHIOSTEVE Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-23-2012 05:08 PM
My S-05 starter smells like rubber...I guess I've got to throw it out. HalfPint Fermentation & Yeast 6 09-20-2010 08:21 PM
Hop bag or just throw in? ebaynote Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 04-04-2010 02:25 PM
I think I have to throw this away joentuff General Beer Discussion 10 12-16-2009 11:58 PM
Slight sour smell in starter. Throw away? kingoslo Equipment/Sanitation 5 10-01-2009 10:04 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS