Originally Posted by StittsvilleJames
Forget the gloves, get yourself some socialized healthcare! More trips to the hospital means your winning!
Sheesh! And I came here to get away from th politics on TV. Vote in the booth tomorrow. Let's stick to beer here!
Erlenmeyer flasks are a hassle for boilovers. Even with a gas stovetop I found it hard to get the temperature right to avoid it. My solution was to sidestep it. I got 1/2 gallon canning jars from the local big box store, and a canner, for the price of a couple of those flasks. I mashed a small batch of 1.040 wort, boiled it briefly, and then canned it. With it now sterile, I can take one out and pitch yeast for a starter right in the jars, then put them on the stir plate.