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Old 07-15-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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So, with my stir plate, I have made a 1.8 liter starter of 1.050 (I know it's high, but I'm making a tripel here and I don't want lazy yeast!) wort, and I pitched it last night only to come downstairs and see a small river of starter flowing from the stir plate to a towel I keep near it in case this happens.

The krausen on this guy is huge. Even with a stir plate and great gas exchange, it's producing a great amount of CO2, healthy yeast, and plenty of foam.

My question is, and I know it's a RDWHAHB thing when yeast blows off during primary, but will my beer suffer from the starter going nuts like this?

Thanks for the help, HBT!

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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You should be fine as long as you pitch the correct amount of yeast and ferment at the correct temperature range. Use a blow-off tube once you pitch the yeast, just in case. In fact, it's a good idea to use a blowoff with all beers cuz you never know when it's going to go crazy.

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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You should be fine as long as you pitch the correct amount of yeast and ferment at the correct temperature range. Use a blow-off tube once you pitch the yeast, just in case. In fact, it's a good idea to use a blowoff with all beers cuz you never know when it's going to go crazy.
I have head nothing but this advice for WLP 530. Supposedly this guy blows off a lot when high gravity beers are involved.

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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My starter went nutz with 530. Really depends on how much you lost. You could add more dme/h20 to step it up if needed. I fermented at low temps on the beer and was happy with the outcome!

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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My starter went nutz with 530. Really depends on how much you lost. You could add more dme/h20 to step it up if needed. I fermented at low temps on the beer and was happy with the outcome!

Well, I probably lost about a few ml of solution to the spillage, so I'm not that concerned. It's damned near 2 liters worth of starter, too, so I imagine I'm going to be just fine.

It's probably spilling right now while I'm at work, though =(

 
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