Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > First starter....what a mess!!!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
CaptKiRkLeS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 279
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default First starter....what a mess!!!

After all the reading and video watching I made my first starter. Everything was going well until I tried to add the DME to my eryenmyer flask. I know DME turns into paste when wet but it just made a huge mess. After getting it in and it finished boiling I had a mess to clean up.

Anyone have tips for getting the DME into the flask without making a mess? Can the DME go in before I put it on the heat?

Besides that it looked good this morning. No stir plate yet so I'm shaking it every chance I get!


__________________
Brew on!

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
CaptKiRkLeS is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
dstar26t
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridley Park, PA
Posts: 1,248
Liked 35 Times on 33 Posts

Default

Heat water only in the flask.
Measure out DME and nutrient in a mixing bowl.
Pour now hot flask water into bowl and mix with a whisk.
Pour mixing bowl contents back into flask through a funnel.
Add anti-foam drops.
Boil.


__________________
Next: No idea
Fermenting: Oktoberfestbier, Kolsch, Homegrown Hop IPA 2015, Doppelbock, Egregious-ish, Barrel Fermented Dreg DelcoLambic, Sacch Trois Helles
Drinking: Oat & Conan DIPA, RIS, Carrot Blossom Cedar Mead, Dusseldorf Altbier, Cider, Rye Berliner Weisse, Sauerkraut Fermented Gose, Gueuze, Brett Blonde, Kriek, Saison, Sour Blonde
Barrel aged: RIS, Rye Barleywine, Tripel, Wee-Heavy
dstar26t is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
CaptKiRkLeS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 279
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

How the hell did I not think of that!!!

Thanks dstar.
__________________
Brew on!

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
CaptKiRkLeS is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #4
evandy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dstar26t View Post
Heat water only in the flask.
Measure out DME and nutrient in a mixing bowl.
Pour now hot flask water into bowl and mix with a whisk.
Pour mixing bowl contents back into flask through a funnel.
Add anti-foam drops.
Boil.
If you have a kitchen scale that measures in grams, it's even easier:

1) calculate starter size at mrmalty.com
2) put size/10 grams of DME in flask
3) add water until you are at <size>
4) add fermcap / anti-foam drops
5) heat and boil
evandy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
strat_thru_marshall
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,679
Liked 30 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Place flask on digital scale and zero out
Add DME by weight
Add water to reach desired volume
Shake like hell to dissolve DME
Boil on stove top.
strat_thru_marshall is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 12:11 AM   #6
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,856
Liked 846 Times on 624 Posts
Likes Given: 1105

Default

Don't tell Mark! Mess with starters and he'll kick you out of NBHS!
__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 06:39 PM   #7
BrewMoreBeers
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 398
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Make starter wort in pot
Use funnel to put in sanitized flask
Chill
Pitch
Cover
Shake n' wait
BrewMoreBeers is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #8
CaptKiRkLeS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 279
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airborneguy View Post
Don't tell Mark! Mess with starters and he'll kick you out of NBHS!
Haha thanks Sonny.

I went from that mess to my airlock busting and krausen all over.


__________________
Brew on!

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!
CaptKiRkLeS is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fermentation MESS! eon Fermentation & Yeast 19 10-08-2010 09:02 PM
I'm in for a mess iijakii Fermentation & Yeast 2 10-05-2010 01:08 PM
did I mess up? junked89 Fermentation & Yeast 6 04-10-2010 05:54 PM
Starter mess jldc Fermentation & Yeast 15 01-04-2010 12:13 PM
Did I mess this up? adam2827o Fermentation & Yeast 2 08-09-2009 10:42 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS