I made a yeast starter last night using a 1L flask and a foam stopper. Today when I was giving the starter a little swirl the foam built up very quickly and pushed the foam stopper out of the flask. I panicked and put the stopper back in but a few minutes later it pushed the stopper out again. The foam stopper fell onto the table, not the floor.
I now have the flask loosely covered with some tin foil and this seems to be holding.
Should I trash this starter and order more yeast? I wanted to brew this weekend but I don't mind waiting if there's a chance that I contaminated this yeast with my noobish mistake.
The yeast used in this starter is Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale.
No don't trash it... you shojuld have sanitized the aluminum foil before using, but even then, when yeast is in full swing, its really rare for any organism to take over. Like Golddiggie said, its sounding very healthy... don't worry
Fermenting/Kegged/Bottled NONE :( I moved to the NW and haven't had time to setup my brew rig since! (but hey, I'm in the Pacific NW so there's so much awesome beer I don't need to brew it as much hah!
RDWHAHB I never use a stopper/airlock for my starters only foil.
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