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Old 07-29-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default No Stoppers for my 5000 ML Flasks, Now What?

I just picked up some new 5000 ML Flasks at my Local HBS. Very excited as I have now eliminated a transfer of Wort from the Pot, into my 1 gallon Plastic Jug. I can now do everything in one vessel. HORRAY!!! Bad newas. I bought a bunch of other stuff, and in the haste, my stoppers that held the air locks wound up not being put into the box. I though I saw something here once about possibly using tin foil on a starter. If so, how would I go about that as I have no other oprtion right now except halt everything and push off the Brew Session until next weekend.


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Old 07-29-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Just loosely cover the mouth of the flask with aluminum foil.

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:15 PM   #3
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Cover it with unused, fresh from the roll tin foil or plastic wrap. If you want to be extra paranoid, you can flame the tin foil before putting it on there, but I've never really worried about it.
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Tinfoil works great
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:21 PM   #5
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I use tin foil on all my flask starters. I'm paranoid so I either put the foil on while it is still crazy hot or I star san it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:31 PM   #6
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+1 tinfoil

if I remember, I flame it but usually forget to.
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another +1

Why would you want to prevent oxygen from getting to your starter?
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #8
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If so, how would I go about that as I have no other oprtion right now except halt everything and push off the Brew Session until next weekend.
1. Get aluminum foil from kitchen
2. Tear off sheet
3. Crimp foil over mouth of flask

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5000ml is 5l, I'm not sure if you meant 500ml (half liter) or not, but 5000ml is a very odd way to phrase it.
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5000ml is 5l, I'm not sure if you meant 500ml (half liter) or not, but 5000ml is a very odd way to phrase it.
On the Flask it says "5000 ML". Just quoting the Flask.

I took the advice and I put Tin Foil over the mouth of the flask. I used the tin foil that I had on top of the Flask during the Boil. 20 minutes of simmering heat, and I am sure that it's sanitized


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