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Old 03-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
Nov 2009
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I was going to do my yeast starter in a large Pyrex container (sanitized of coarse) with foil over the op. Anyone try this? Any possible problems I may encounter with this?

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
Nov 2009
Vernon, CT
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As long as it's clean you'll be good. Just don't boil the wort in it. From what I have read, they don't make Pyrex like they used to and it will shatter. I was going to go the pyrex route too, but ended up going with an Erlenmeyer. Good luck.

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Old 03-08-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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Lakeland TN
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I use quart Mason jars with foil on top. I just give them a little swirl from time to time. Seems to work, the fermentation takes off like a rocket.

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:55 PM   #4
Mar 2010
san diego
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I like the idea of mason jars.

I would suggest flipping the lid upside down so it forms a slightly imperfect seal when you screw the ring on. Ive done this when I sterilize agar so the steam can penitrate the lid.

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