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Old 03-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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I was making my second starter ever last night for an Imperial Nut Brown I want to brew this weekend. I shook my vial of yeast before opening and it really fizzed up, leaking out of the top. The pressure forced a fair amount of yeast cake into the lid. So, in my attempts to get every cell into my starter I decided to tap the lid against the rim of the flask. Of course the lid slipped and fell into the flask. I quickly got it out but am wondering if I should be concerned. I did notice a dark brown spot of mystery goo resting on top of the light brown krausen today. What are your thoughts? What should I be looking out for?

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Honestly, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Same as above. Don't sweat it. Probably not a good practice to replicate, but you're fine. Let that brew ferment.. it's what it wants to do.

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Don't even worry if the cap makes its way into the fermentor, and all the way to the keg or bottling bucket. You'll do more harm fishin' it out.

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I was making my second starter ever last night for an Imperial Nut Brown I want to brew this weekend. I shook my vial of yeast before opening and it really fizzed up, leaking out of the top. The pressure forced a fair amount of yeast cake into the lid. So, in my attempts to get every cell into my starter I decided to tap the lid against the rim of the flask. Of course the lid slipped and fell into the flask. I quickly got it out but am wondering if I should be concerned. I did notice a dark brown spot of mystery goo resting on top of the light brown krausen today. What are your thoughts? What should I be looking out for?
Hey ewhite, I see you're in Columbia...that's right down the road from me.

I think you'll be fine with the starter.

If I can make a suggestion for next time, crack the lid on the vial first to release pressure, them you can shake it. This way it won't spray everywhere.

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before everyone jumps on my last post, yes, I would be amazed if the cap makes it thru the siphon. (Its Friday, I'm finally home, and its been a long week).

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