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Old 08-18-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
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I just smacked my pack and it broke the seal in the corner. I was planing to brew tomarrow. Can I just put it into a bottle with some tin foil over the top?

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Old 08-18-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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i am no professional, but i would say just put it back in the fridge until tomorrow... take it out a couple hours before you pitch...

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Old 08-18-2007, 11:50 PM   #3
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I'd make a starter as fast as you can and get an airlock on it. You can use foil over the top of a container instead of an airlock, preferably with a small opening, as long as you sanitize it first and fit it loosely over the top. Too tight and it will pop.

I wouldn't risk something getting into my yeast by leaving it open in the fridge OR getting it knocked over and spilled.

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Sanitize your starter container and put it in there. Oh, and use a smaller hammer to smack it with next time.

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I was able to pinch the leaking corner and it holding pressure. Is it ok to leave it like this?

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I suspect it will eventually leak with disastrous results. You should make the starter like Spyk'd suggested or do what I suggested.

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... i didnt think it was open... my b.......ohhh

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OK.. I just cleaned a sanitized a beer bottle and put a piece of tin foil over it. Should I put it in the refrigerator?

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Not if you're brewing tomorrow. Let it multiply.

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Cool.. Thanks everyone.

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