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Old 05-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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I need to make a gallon starter for my upcoming batch. I was wondering if I can use this 2 gallon cooler.



I figure I can keep the top spout open to allow oxygen to get in.

What do you think?

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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Just make sure that you cover the top spout with something like aluminum foil to keep dust from getting in and you should be fine.

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:57 PM   #3
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Cool. I wasn't sure if that spout would let enough oxygen in when I stirred. Was planning on the aluminum foil. Thanks bro!

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and sanitize the crap out of the spigot area...make sure no bacteria is hiding in there.

Long term, be very careful about scratching the plastic inside the cooler. In a mash tun, it's no big deal, but if you're making a starter in there you really dont want ANY bacteria hiding out in tiny scratches. I think this is why the majority of people use glass flasks that they can directly boil in, easy sanitization of the entire vessel.

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