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Old 07-31-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting Erlenmeyer flasks for making yeast starters. However my stove is ceramic. I've heard you can't use Erlenmeyer Flask's on ceramic. Has anyone tried it?



 
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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Gas is the way to go. Amazon has these puppies for $10 right now.




 
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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I just put mine in a pot of boiling water on my electric stove top.

 
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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I just boil it in a pot and cool it down and then pour it into my flask. Seems to work for me.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
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have the link for this? looks pretty cool.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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It's not the best Idea to boil DME in a Erlenmeyer flask, you tend to get a volcanic eruption when the boil starts.

 
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:46 PM   #7
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I've only done one starter, but I boiled the DME in a pot and then poured it into the flask and it worked fine.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:14 PM   #8
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I boil it in the flask on an electric stove. If its a good flask, it should be no problem.

If its boiled in the flask, I am SURE its sanitized.

Before that, I sanitized a one gallon jug. I boiled the wort, cooled it some and poured it into the jug. Both work, but boiling it in the flask gives me that warm fuzzy feeling.

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It's not the best Idea to boil DME in a Erlenmeyer flask, you tend to get a volcanic eruption when the boil starts.
I do it all the time with great results. I put a tiny about of defoam from 5 Star in the flask as it warms up. No boil overs, no mess.




 
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