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Old 01-22-2013, 01:10 AM   #11
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...then put it in a pan of ice water (where it takes 5 MINUTES to cool- not an hour!)
I'm guessing the flask doesn't shatter because it is Pyrex? I have an aversion to mixing really hot with really cold after a light bulb exploded in my face as a child after putting an ice cube on it
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I'm guessing the flask doesn't shatter because it is Pyrex? I have an aversion to mixing really hot with really cold after a light bulb exploded in my face as a child after putting an ice cube on it
Yep, Erlenmeyer flask. I try to remember to let it sit a few seconds before putting in the ice water, but I normally don't. It cools fast, and I pitch within just a few minutes.
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I guess if I had a fancy erlenmeyer flask that I could boil in and put in ice water, it might go faster. I have been using the microwave to do the boiling in a heavy pyrex cooking thing, and using an ice bath takes a long time because the glass is so thick.
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I guess if I had a fancy erlenmeyer flask that I could boil in and put in ice water, it might go faster. I have been using the microwave to do the boiling in a heavy pyrex cooking thing, and using an ice bath takes a long time because the glass is so thick.
Ah, that makes sense! I have a gas stove, so I put my flask right on the burner and turn it on high. It takes just a minute to bring it to a boil, and then I boil it for a minute or two (watching for boilovers!), and then chill it. It sanitizes the stirbar for the stirplate AND the flask at the same time, so then it's just a matter of putting on the sanitized foil after I pitch the yeast.
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Too bad erlenmeyer flasks are heavily regulated contraband in Texas.

http://www.crscientific.com/texas-glassware.html
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Too bad erlenmeyer flasks are heavily regulated contraband in Texas.

http://www.crscientific.com/texas-glassware.html
Really? Geez. I'd give you one, if I was closer. But your area is NOT on our Texas route.
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Too bad erlenmeyer flasks are heavily regulated contraband in Texas.

http://www.crscientific.com/texas-glassware.html
Oh cr*p! I bought one from our local homebrew supply store here in Katy about 3-4 months ago.... is Johnny Law coming to get me? Does my concealed handgun permit (which required an FBI background check as well as having my fingerprints run through a national database) buy me a pass?

It's only a 1ltr though, can't make too much meth with that one...
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