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Old 01-17-2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Besides get rid of the cat, what should I do? It had been going about 9 hours, and was bubbling nicely after only 3 hours. Was probably "open" about 6 hours. I had a fermentation lock on top and it didn't come out, just water spilled as well as 1/3 of wort inside bottle . Should I go buy another vial of White Labs yeast, or just pitch what I have later on today?



 
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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Don't get rid of the cat; make him scrub out your brew kettle as punishment.

I'm having a hard time visualizing what happened. You had about 1/3 of the starter leak out through the airlock after your flask tipped on its side? Was there a way for dust-borne nasties to get inside? If you think the starter stayed effectively sealed from the open air, you're probably fine. After 9 hours, you've likely got enough of a population to effectively compete with most other things. I'd add a bit more boiled and cooled wort to the starter to see how it responds, and to see if you get any funky off flavors.

If it really was wide open, though, I'd consider getting some more yeast. It's probably fine, but I'd hate to waste a brew day and however many weeks of waiting just to save $7.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Besides get rid of the cat, what should I do? It had been going about 9 hours, and was bubbling nicely after only 3 hours. Was probably "open" about 6 hours. I had a fermentation lock on top and it didn't come out, just water spilled as well as 1/3 of wort inside bottle . Should I go buy another vial of White Labs yeast, or just pitch what I have later on today?
Shoot the cat, and start over, J/K about shooting the cat lol. But i think it is time for Kitty to learn a lesson, can you say Beer bath for the cat lol
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