I think I'll be alright, but this morning I woke up to a gunky mess coming out of my yeast starter. The airlock (wish I used a blowoff tube) was filled with yeast/wort & quite a bit of yeast/wort had spilled out onto the table.
I'm using a 2L erlenmeyer flask & figured I'd have plenty of room since I was only doing a 1.2L starter on a stir plate. I had just stepped up from a 1.2L starter that I cold crashed & decanted, but it appears that I underestimated the power of the yeast.
After encountering my morning suprise, I popped off the airlock, rinsed & cleaned, sanitized, refilled with vodka, & replaced it. I'm hoping that everything will be ok.
How exciting! My first batch & I've already decided that even for my yeast starters, I will use a blowoff tube from now on.
Never underestimate the power of the schwartz...er yeast!
Tomorrow is brew day, just hoping I didn't infect my starter...