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Old 03-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Feb 2012
Hamburg, NY
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I went to add my yeast(White labs--California ale yeast) to my 2000ml starter and when I opened the liguid yeast, it just foamed and bubbled over the tube-- obviously couldn't use it. Did I do something wrong, did I shake it too much or could the yeast have been bad. I let it come to room temp for about 3 hours as directed then shook it to put it into suspension then wham--- explosion when I opened it What's up? Luckily I have some dry yeast for tomorrows brew.

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Bend, OR
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Happens all the time, next time treat it like a soda bottle and crack it slowly to let any gas escape.

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
Feb 2012
Carbondale, CO
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Mine did that yesterday too. My brew is fermenting away just fine. I think the yeast was just ready to eat!

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Old 03-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #4
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Yep, they do that. I always dunk the tube and my hands in sanitizer and open the tube over the fermenter.

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