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Old 01-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Is a 1000ml flask large enough to do a 1 liter starter with 2 packets of Wyeast (the smack packs)?

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Old 01-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Probably not.

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Most likely not. This is another reason why I would recommend getting either a 2L or 3L flask as minimum sizes. Consider how each smack pack contains about 125ml of liquid in them.

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thanks, i didn't think it would, but figured maybe someone would know better than me, who would have attempted it and then found it didn't work.

when i bought it i got it at local shop a while ago they didn't have the 2k so I just bought the 1k, i wonder if they'd buy back the smaller one or give me some credit. i think i used it twice.

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thanks, i didn't think it would, but figured maybe someone would know better than me, who would have attempted it and then found it didn't work.

when i bought it i got it at local shop a while ago they didn't have the 2k so I just bought the 1k, i wonder if they'd buy back the smaller one or give me some credit. i think i used it twice.

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IF they won't let you return/exchange the small one, you could always use it to measure the water for the other flask starter wort creation.
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True, since the smaller one is apparently precise as the 2L one I bought just says "Approx".

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Why do you need 2 packs if you are doing a starter? You could produce more cells with one pack and a starter, decant, repitch, etc than with 2 packs, right?

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yea, or I can use two and do less of a starter, because i had a 1liter flask.


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yea, or I can use two and do less of a starter, because i had a 1liter flask.
Sass from the guy asking if he could make a 1 liter starter in a 1 liter flask? I like it.
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