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Old 04-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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I was just making a starter, shook my WL tube (001) went to open the cap and I now have yeast everywhere. I never recall this happening before

Anyone else have this?

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Happened to me too. I managed to get some into my starter, but not enough. My beer turned out awful.

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Thanks...Now I need to go get a new tube.

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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You should crack the tube BEFORE you shake it up. Relieve the pressure then tighten the cap and shake. When re-opening .... turn it upside down over a funnel sitting in the flask and unscrew it over the funnel. Could still get a tiny splash.... but not an explosion.

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Yep, learned that lesson, too. Now I swirl it to mix it but don;t shake it.
The first time I cleaned yeast off my ceiling was the last time.

 
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