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Old 12-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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OMG....your starter has beer Aids....be careful what you do with it....






Just kidding, pitch away, happens all the time

 
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:01 AM   #12
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I had the same yeast do this a couple months ago. I ended up with less in my flask than it looks like you have so I added an extra yeast pack when I pitched the starter.

 
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #13
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You really neeed a 2L flask. I do starters with 4 cups water to 1 cup DME and have had a few crawl outside the flask a tiny bit. Your flask is only 1L.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #14
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I wouldn't use that.....just use a different sample to cultivate a new starter, or buy a new sample

Don't take risks with yeast, its the most important input to your beer, especially if you plan on re-harvesting like I do, and proper controls are necessary.

your whole next batch could easily be ruined, and that's a bigger hit than spending 7-8 more dollars on a new, fresh, uninfected batch of yeast

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:11 AM   #15
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I wouldn't use that.....just use a different sample to cultivate a new starter, or buy a new sample

Don't take risks with yeast, its the most important input to your beer, especially if you plan on re-harvesting like I do, and proper controls are necessary.

your whole next batch could easily be ruined, and that's a bigger hit than spending 7-8 more dollars on a new, fresh, uninfected batch of yeast
Nah. Just relax and pitch that thing. I have them spew sometimes almost like that. I wouldn't toss a batch because it pumped out the blow-off tube either. It probably stepped up from 100 to 300 before the spew. You likely lost maybe 20% of your yeast. You still have more than a new pack of dry yeast. I only cover my starters with foil. If clean yeast makes its way out, I don't worry about it. The chance of infection is very slim.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:12 AM   #16
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You really neeed a 2L flask. I do starters with 4 cups water to 1 cup DME and have had a few crawl outside the flask a tiny bit. Your flask is only 1L.
or he could just use a gallon sized glass wine jug. that's what I tend to use and it works rather well, especially for large sized starters

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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+1^^^^^

Either one, but get something bigger - I use gallon glass jugs and this has only happened to me once - when stepping up a half gallon barleywine starter. Went to swirl the contents of the jug and it foamed up and came right out the top. I cleaned it up, used it, and it was fine.

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #18
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I used about 900ml of agua and 1 cup of dme. I guess I could scale them both back a little. I don't do too many high high gravity beers, so I think the 1L may be sufficient.

This starter did in fact work like a champ.
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