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Old 08-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #1151
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Where to buy a 2L flask in the cheap?

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #1152
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Where to buy a 2L flask in the cheap?
I got two 2L flasks from Amazon for $28.50. They seem to be more expensive now at $22.50 each:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005QD..._M2T1_ST1_dp_1
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #1153
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I started a 3L starter last night of Wyeast German Ale 1007 in my 5L flask. This morning I looked at it and it had developed a thick Krausen and almost blew out the top! Be careful with the 2L flask in the video...
Oh great, the starter I have on the plate at home is over the 2000ml mark. However I didn't notice any fermentation when I woke up this morning. Perhaps the yeast is not viable
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #1154
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Oh great, the starter I have on the plate at home is over the 2000ml mark. However I didn't notice any fermentation when I woke up this morning. Perhaps the yeast is not viable
What yeast did you use? 1007 is a pretty active top yeast. May just be this strain. I have had krausen before but not this big!
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #1155
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Oh great, the starter I have on the plate at home is over the 2000ml mark. However I didn't notice any fermentation when I woke up this morning. Perhaps the yeast is not viable
In my experience, you don't see a big krausen when stirring. Almost all my starters looked like this while on the stir plate and they've all been very vigorous fermenters.
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I use a 10:1 ratio of extra light DME to Water. What is your ratio? Example... 3000 mL of water gets 300 grams of DME.

(this is not a thread about starters though... lets keep this discussion short)

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:01 PM   #1157
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I use a 10:1 ratio of extra light DME to Water. What is your ratio? Example... 3000 mL of water gets 300 grams of DME.

(this is not a thread about starters though... lets keep this discussion short)
200g DME & 2000ml water (about 2 cups DME) if put into a mesuring cup.

I was wondering if the stir plate is hiding the fermentation or not. I guess I will put it in the fridge tonight and see how much yeast I have created, if not enough I'll have to overnight ship some greenbelt yeast from somewhere.

This would be my second failed starter.

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Is this a dry yeast, smack-pack, or vial? I have never heard of "Greenbelt"
If it is dry, DO NOT make starters with dry yeast. I have it on pretty good authority that making a starter with dry yeast is detrimental to the yeast. I've got now empirical evidence to support this off-hand, but this comes from a guy that KNOWS yeast and KNOWS homebrewing.

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Iv always made starters with dry yeast and its always turned out great

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:33 AM   #1160
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Is this a dry yeast, smack-pack, or vial? I have never heard of "Greenbelt"
If it is dry, DO NOT make starters with dry yeast. I have it on pretty good authority that making a starter with dry yeast is detrimental to the yeast. I've got now empirical evidence to support this off-hand, but this comes from a guy that KNOWS yeast and KNOWS homebrewing.
I linked the yeast above, it was in a smack pack. It's good to know that I might not see any fermentation when making a starter with a stir plate though, the yeast arrived almost hot though (cold pack was hotter than room temperature which was in the 80s) and felt heated to the touch.. So I still have my doubts.
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